@leilani: I have to agree with you on Alistair. He immediately grabbed my interest from the beginning, and I basically went through Abigail's emotional process with him: Slightly Infatuated to Burning Anger to Cautious Friendship to Head-Over-Heels Still one of my favorite characters, and The Errant King wounded me greatly.
I was just recently introduced to a series by C.S. Lewis—no, not Narnia. Been there, done that. XP The first book is called Out of the Silent Planet, and, man, it's fantastic. It's a sci-fi story of epic proportions, and it all blends together with Christianity and the personification of God on the different planets. And Lewis's world-building is fantastic. I usually breeze through books within a day or two, but I took a week on the first one, just so I could get the whole story. Really, it's an awesome read. Highly recommend it.
Post by lucythevaliant on Jul 27, 2015 2:25:36 GMT
I read those. They really do show Lewis' wicked world building skills and they took me a long time to read too. I hafta say though, they kinda freaked me out later on in the trilogy. You'll know what I'm talking about when you meet the un-man. *shudder!* it took some mad skills to write something like that, though. Not that I'd expect any less from C.S. Lewis. He's like my hero. I left my heart in Narnia.
Post by lucythevaliant on Jul 27, 2015 3:17:47 GMT
WookieeElf: idk how to tag people and have been too embarrassed to ask.... But things get really deep in the third book especially. To be honest, it was so deep and so real that it almost just made me uncomfortable! C.S. Lewis amazes me. Have you ever Read the Screwtape Letters?
(lucythevaliant: if you want to tag me, just put @ in front of my name) I have the Screwtape Letters somewhere, I started the book a while ago, then someone lost it. >.< I'll definitely pick it up again once I'm done with the next two books of the sci-fi!
Post by lucythevaliant on Jul 27, 2015 3:27:50 GMT
Oooooooh... Thanks, WookieeElf! Lol! The Screwtape Letters is some crazy stuff. I would definitely recommend the Focus on the Family audio drama of it. They got Andy Serkis to be Screwtape. That dude has some serious talent. Most of the entire thing is just Screwtape talking and Andy Serkis never gets monotonous or boring.
Post by lucythevaliant on Jul 27, 2015 3:39:26 GMT
WookieeElf: no prob, Bob! I would recommend ALL of the Focus on the Family audio dramas. They've got a bunch of them, and they're actually really cool. My sister and I listen to the Narnia ones allll the time! Can I ask another question? I'm curious what determines people's ranks. Like I am an elf and you are a guardmaster.
lucythevaliant: I will definitely look those up! Ah, yes. You see, you get another star when you post a certain number of times! Once you post 50 times, you'll get two stars! The number differs every time. I got 5 stars because I hit 1,000 posts. So keep posting, and you'll be a Guardmaster in no time!
Post by lucythevaliant on Jul 27, 2015 4:11:59 GMT
I haven't either but NightBlade told me they were awesome. My dad looked them up and couldn't find a second book. It's such a bummer to read the first book of a series right after it came out. I hate waiting!!!
I know, waiting is a pain! My dad once waited 9 years for the next book of a series he was reading 0.o Luckily, I don't have to wait as long, 'cause I usually read a series after the last book comes out XP
Post by lucythevaliant on Jul 27, 2015 4:26:23 GMT
9 years??? Holy frijoles! you know what I can't imagine? Waiting for the next books in the Door Within trilogy. Imagine finishing book 2 and having to wait for book 3.... They're so closely tied together!!! Idk if I could continue living. Thankfully I read them when they were already out.
I just finished listening to the Narnia audio dramas for the first time. They are very good. And at the moment I'm listening to a Lamplighter Theatre audio drama. They are adaptations of very old books. Most of them are not classics that you would have heard of - in fact, some of them are out of print. But they're fantastic At this very moment I'm listening to "the Captive."
By the way, has anyone else read the Chronicles of Prydain? I read the first two a few years ago, but couldn't get the rest of the series for a while. I then reread them this Spring. They were awesome.
Huh boy. Just finished Well of Ascension. *SPOILERS FOR WELL OF ASCENSION* *Don't spoil this for yourself* *I'm looking at you, Raptor* ;) That was a pretty wild ride, huh? Elend ended up being my favorite character. Making him a Mistborn, though… for some reason the idea of Elend in a Mistcloak makes me laugh. *END SPOILER* I'll probably start Hero of Ages today--we bought it from the bookstore just last week. :D
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