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Blood Song is one of my favorite books, one I always seem to go back to reading. It's first book of the fledgling Raven's Shadow series. Unfortunately the bad reviews for the second book, Tower Lord, has kept me from continuing the story. Maybe someday...

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A short, fictional, but horribly teasing and interesting insight into devils (RP?) in christianity

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For some like me, AD&D was just one of the many early Role-play games that occupied my youth. Cyberpunk was definitely a tie, with a few Steve Jackson games for fun (also Battlemech).

Anyway, here is an interesting tale of these games:

http://boingboing.net/2015/05/08/your-c ... dange.html

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I will soon be reading the next book Exile once I get it tomorrow :D

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Also Colours in the Steel by K.J. Parker

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I finished the last book of this saga some months ago, but it's a collection I strongly recommend as they automatically entered in my top-3 book series. I'm talking about the Joe Abercrombie books: the "The First Law" trilogy, and the books "Best Served Cold", "The Heroes", and "Red Country" (not sure if the last one is the exact title as I read them in spanish). Dark characters, very well constructed, good history... they are simply amazing.

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Children like being frightened by fairy tales. They have an inborn need to experience powerful emotions. Andersen scared children, but I’m certain that none of them held it against him, not even after they grew up. His marvelous tales abound in indubitably supernatural beings, not to mention talking animals and loquacious buckets. Not everyone in this brotherhood is harmless and well-disposed. The character who turns up most often is death, an implacable individual who steals unexpectedly into the very heart of happiness and carries off the best, the most beloved. Andersen took children seriously. He speaks to them not only about life’s joyous adventures, but about its woes, its miseries, its often undeserved defeats. His fairy tales, peopled with fantastic creatures, are more realistic than whole tons of today’s stories for children, which fret about verisimilitude and avoid wonders like the plague. Andersen had the courage to write stories with unhappy endings. He didn’t believe that you should try to be good because it pays (as today’s moral tales insistently advertise, though it doesn’t necessarily turn out that way in real life), but because evil stems from intellectual and emotional stuntedness and is the one form of poverty that should be shunned.


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http://www.pcgamer.com/meet-the-modders-rebuilding-runescape-using-neverwinter-nights-2/

Whoa!!! I never saw this. :shock:

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I am not sure if I like it yet... Just started reading but it was suggested after The Picture of Dorian Gray which I loved!


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good book, about the rioplatense 2001 economical crisis.


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I'm currently reading a chinese xianxia webnovel (translated to english) called Renegade Immortal.

What is xianxia?
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Xianxia is a newer genre and is essentially a ‘fantasy-fied’ version of Wuxia (real life setting with martial artist capable of supernatural feats), with magic, demons, immortals, people who can fly, etc. The biggest contributor to the Xianxia genre is actually not martial arts; rather, it is ‘Taoism’, which is a major part of Chinese history. Taoism is both a philosophical way of life as well as an actual religion. Religious Taoism is often blurred together with Chinese folk mythologies, and is chock-full of stories about demons, ghosts, and people learning how to become immortals through meditation/understanding the ways of heaven, and flying in the air and casting powerful magic spells. The legendary Monkey King, Sun Wukong acquired his power through Taoist practices, and the concept of the Yin-Yang is also from Taoism. Xianxia blends lots of these folk stories and magical Taoist legends into their stories in a way which ‘true’ Wuxia stories almost never do.

The characters forming it are ‘Xian’ and ‘Xia’, which literally means ‘immortal hero’.

- I slightly altered the description on the Wuxiaworld website, for what I think offers a little bit more clarity.


Give it a try and see if you like it or not.

You can read it here. It's a website that's been translating webnovels like these for a while now.

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