A week or so ago I was browsing for something new to read and remembered this recommendation and so downloaded Furies of Calderon. Now I'm just a few chapters from the end of the series and I've absolutely loved it thanks for the tip!Like my above post, I have to suggest Codex Alera by Jim Butcher. Especially if your a fan of the Harry Dresden novels.
Similar to other series, it is basically a Feudal system, but abolishment of slavery and individual rights is a major underlying theme of these books.
Not really all of FF. More likely FFX only. Their love story was cute and that totally grabbed me into that world. Maybe that's why like that world so much. But yes, other FF universes are attracting too.Cool. A ff fan here. Bit old school. I'll go with worlds--Xenogear or Starocean.^^
It means we're more similar than I had guessed, so you should probably be more concerned about that.That makes it even more appealing.
Does that make me weird?
I don't know if that would appear to a general audience as much. The Lord of the Rings was a great book, as was The Hobbit. The Silmarillion, however, I think has the more intricate plot lines. Generally, I think there is a perception in Hollywood to treat your audience as low attention span idiots, so I don't see the funding be fronted for it as much. Of course, they may strip down the story of the Silmarillion as they did with the Lord of the Rings. Personally, I've always felt the Lord of the Rings movies were a joke. A bad one at that.I wonder if Peter Jackson will ever do any of the Silmarillion stories, e.g., Beren & Luthien which ends badly, or The Children of Hurin whose ending is even worse. Not exactly cute little hobbit stuff.
Yeah, the Silmarillion stories need a lot of fleshing out, but I don't think the Wellington team has what it takes. Maybe writers with more edginess, like maybe Benioff, Espenson, etc. Game of Thrones has done really well, but it's certainly not for children.I don't know if that would appear to a general audience as much.
I was disappointed with them when they first came out, but I find them a little less objectionable when I watch them on DVD occasionally. But only a little.Personally, I've always felt the Lord of the Rings movies were a joke. A bad one at that.
Heh, one large aspect of the protagonist's past, is that she's spent most her life at prestigious schools studying magic (she got accepted by showing natural talent at a young age, and now it's pretty well canonized that she's one of the most powerful magicians around because she studies magic so much.) She still seems to be something of a grad student, spending just about all her free time studying, reading, and on one occasion doing what seemed to be chemistry of some kind. Though once the events of the series start she's no longer at the school, much to her disapproval.Heh, I've never watched a my little pony but I see why it's so popular when described like that. Still doesn't entice me but sounds nice nevertheless. I also like the idea that magic could be studied rigorously, not much fantasy out there like that though. The KingKiller Chronicles has a pretty good go at it with magic being studied at a university and requiring knowledge of maths, chemistry and other fields (depending on the type of magic).
"Laundryverse". I think you've got us convinced to agree with you at that part XDAlong those lines a fantasy universe that I would not want to live in is Charles Stross's Laundryverse. It takes place in the present day and is a perfect blend of lovecraft, spy, IT and mundane office work all in one. "Magic" is the result of certain computations which cause effects in the ultraverse that prompt lovecraftian horrors to do stuff. A key theme is that the world is heading towards an apocalypse as the amount of thinking humans has increased so much that the elder gods are starting to take notice. Also quite funny and easy to empathise with if you've ever worked in an office :tongue2: