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Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

Post by Wolfee » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:24 pm

Black Friday (the valens legacy book 1) I have read books 1-3 using my kindle unlimited. A story set in a world like ours where magic is hidden from the norms. A young man just became a werelion and has also received a legacy from his father along with the truth about his father's death.

Pretty fun read. Not something I would buy, but with kindle unlimited read and return! :)

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Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

Post by boballab » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:08 am

Wolfee wrote:
Wolfee wrote:
Wolfee wrote:The Terran Privateer by Glynn Stewart (book 1 of 3?)- kindle book is 4 bucks - a pretty good read, I'll be keeping it. Haven't read any of his other books but I'll will be reading the books in the trilogy/series.
Book 2 is now available.

Also I recommend checking out the author E William Brown on Amazon - has 3 book in the Daniel Black series and 1 book in a sci-fi series. The Daniel Black series is entertaining. But Brown's other book "Perilous Waif" is pretty darn good in its way.
Book 3 became available on Amazon a month or so ago. This concludes the first trilogy, the author has stated there will be another 3 book series that will start coming out in 2018.

I really have enjoyed the trilogy actually bought it. Kindle unlimited is also worth the 10 bucks a month to me, read so much stuff would never otherwise sifting through the crap for gems.
The author has another fun series "The Star Ships Mage" series and he has started a collaboration series with Terry Mixon, who has the Empire of Bones series, called the Vigilante series:
https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Vengeance- ... ndle+books

Christopher Nuttall also has added two new books to his Angel in the Whirlwind series that used to be only on his website and all 4 are now on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N5 ... s_rw_dp_sw
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Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

Post by Sancria » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:23 am

I was looking for new stuff to read (again) and I noted that rlfj has started the second part with the Grim Reaper. It's a bit political but very good. The first part is posted for completeness sake, but more of a coming of age story.

http://storiesonline.net/s/11339/the-gr ... ntic-story
http://storiesonline.net/s/16802/grim-r ... nd-players
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Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

Post by Wolfee » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:45 pm

Sancria wrote:I was looking for new stuff to read (again) and I noted that rlfj has started the second part with the Grim Reaper. It's a bit political but very good. The first part is posted for completeness sake, but more of a coming of age story.

http://storiesonline.net/s/11339/the-gr ... ntic-story
http://storiesonline.net/s/16802/grim-r ... nd-players
Found that last night myself... good read but I hate politics.

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Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

Post by heustess » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:53 am

There was politics in the story? I thought it was just a story about exercise routines. Kneel, stand, tweet, kneel, stand, tweet,...

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Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

Post by D.F. Thompson » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:31 pm

Wolfee wrote:Black Friday (the valens legacy book 1) I have read books 1-3 using my kindle unlimited. A story set in a world like ours where magic is hidden from the norms. A young man just became a werelion and has also received a legacy from his father along with the truth about his father's death.

Pretty fun read. Not something I would buy, but with kindle unlimited read and return! :)
Agreed a fun read #4 should be out soon they make a good filler while waiting for the next chapter of retribution
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Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

Post by Bester » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:38 am

For those of you that followed Worm (parahumans.wordpress.com), and if you haven't you should start now, the first chapter of the sequel was posted today. The sequel is called Ward, and is at parahumans.net.

For those of you that didn't follow the first story, the Parahumans universe is a grimdark superhero tale. It follows the protagonist Taylor, who goes by the name Skitter, who has the power to control insects. It is one of the best web serial reads on the net, right up there with Fel's stories. It is extremely dark, but extremely well written. It pulls no punches, unlike most of the genre, and there is death, mutilation, Kaiju-like beings known as endbringers, conspiracies, sacrifice, heroes, villains, villainous heroes, heroic villains, redemptions, falls from grace, great characterizations, and a overarching story (told through 20+ arcs, each of which is equivalent to a large book) that is internally consistent and cohesive. If you are at all interested in the genre, you owe it to yourself to read it.

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Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

Post by artreus » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:56 pm

Spoiler: show
another werecat appears, probably as secondary character
which made me think of the sennadar series, and link to this story here,
the story isnt really far along yet ( 9 chapters)

'accidental merlin' on storiesonline ( apparently also on royalroadl.com )

the main story arch, is an contemporary guy with awakening mage powers traveling back to Arthurian times

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Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

Post by artreus » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:54 pm

new translations for legendary moonlight sculptur at
https://lmsnovel.wordpress.com/chapters/

continuing where rainbow turtle left off

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Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

Post by MartinK » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:26 pm

artreus wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:54 pm
new translations for legendary moonlight sculptur at
https://lmsnovel.wordpress.com/chapters/

continuing where rainbow turtle left off
That has been going on for 5 months or so already. You are quite late to notice it. ;)

If you liked LMS I'd like to point you to Novel Updates. It's a site that lists translated chinese, korean and japanese novels... or rather any chapter releases you might be interested in. LMS is listed there as well.
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Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

Post by artreus » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:56 pm

glad i waited 5 months, only took me 4 days to get up to speed

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Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

Post by khyranleander » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:59 pm

Heya gang! Got another one, this one is a serious longshot.

First off, it's a fairy tale, but don't think it's from the Grimms or other common sources. It was in an oddball collection some decades back, though some of them were definitely not Disneyfied. Pretty sure the particular story I want is from China or thereabouts.

Gist of it as follows: Six or seven brothers. One is strictly mortal, & predictably got himself in trouble by falling for a princess type. Her father got mad, sentenced him to be executed. OTHER brothers, though, were not only very close to him in looks, but were "immortal", or at least were magically immune to various things. So they took mortal bro's place in the (increasingly bizarre) death sentences: one couldn't be cut so went for the beheading, another didn't need to breathe so went for the suffocation, a third was immune to heat & went to be baked in an oven, etc. Don't remember details of the ending beyond the boys winning the girl for the mortal sibling.

So, whatcha think? Anybody have a clue what I'm talking about? Won't be surprised if nobody does, I'm just kinda hoping; it's a sentimental/nostalgic thing for me, and I've got some nieces & nephews old & clever enough for me to pass some of those darker & quirkier stories on to them. Thanks for whatever; even if you can't help this time, you've done lots in the past. It's appreciated.

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Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

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Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

Post by Bester » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:56 pm

I know the story you are talking about, and I vaguely remember one of my grade school teachers around 4th grade telling/discussing this story. It is a Chinese folktale, and there are many versions of it. A quick google search came up with:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/816 ... e_Brothers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Five_Chinese_Brothers

There are probably many more versions that can easily be found.

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Re: Links to Good Reading (Part 2)

Post by khyranleander » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:09 pm

Good grief, dude! I've looked for that thing for decades, and you find it in one day? Either you are amazing, or I really suck using cloud search. Eh, what am I saying? I -KNOW- I suck at cloud; I am very much a Boolean baby. Still, thanks bud!

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