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the end... see, it's not the end, really - and that's the heartwrenchingly sad part. You see that when you look at what's been happening in Russia since the early '90s, first the euphoric hope and freedom, then the ever-increasing fear of instability, resulting in the return of oppression. Not in all parts of the old USSR, true, but in the vast majority: Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan & Armenia (though, to a lesser extent), Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Kyryzstan... Even out of the 4 the ones that are considered "free" now, Latvia and Georgia have serious problems with freedom of speech, freedom of press and corruption. Which makes only 2 countries of the old USSR that have "made it": Lithuania and Estonia, and let me tell you, even those have inner demons to battle. Still. 21 years after the beast was slain.

You can't turn time back, the pain that was caused doesn't disappear just because the entity that caused it ceases to exist. Particularly if a large part of that pain consisted of thoroughly brainwashing the populace.
Well, they shouldn't have killed Stevan.
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Okay first off, the Hunger Games were THE BEST books I read in 2010 - bar NONE. Fast paced, new ideas, hard topics, and an ending that did not succumb to typical YA ideals (think Twilight). They're so short it's worth your time.
Totally missed this first time round! Thanks for the recommendation
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the end... see, it's not the end, really - and that's the heartwrenchingly sad part. You see that when you look at what's been happening in Russia since the early '90s, first the euphoric hope and freedom, then the ever-increasing fear of instability, resulting in the return of oppression. Not in all parts of the old USSR, true, but in the vast majority: Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan & Armenia (though, to a lesser extent), Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Kyryzstan... Even out of the 4 the ones that are considered "free" now, Latvia and Georgia have serious problems with freedom of speech, freedom of press and corruption. Which makes only 2 countries of the old USSR that have "made it": Lithuania and Estonia, and let me tell you, even those have inner demons to battle. Still. 21 years after the beast was slain.

You can't turn time back, the pain that was caused doesn't disappear just because the entity that caused it ceases to exist. Particularly if a large part of that pain consisted of thoroughly brainwashing the populace.
You're right, of course. Again. But also again, that's what I love about his books. You know life goes on afterwards. Maybe not a perfect life, and maybe not an especially happy one, but they're never the sort of endings where you're left completely satisfied, and I like that better than having all of my loose ends tied up for me...

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Well, they shouldn't have killed Stevan.
DON'T SPOIL IT! Sheesh! Also, ugh.
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Tigana is set in the 'Peninsula of the Palm' a land evocative of Italy, in a world with two moons. Two sorcerors, one a petty lordling from Barbadior, the other the king of Ygrath, have come to the Peninsula from overseas, intent on conquest. Brandin, King of Ygrath, wants to carve out a realm for his beloved younger son, Stevan. Having conquered three of the nine provinces of the Palm, he sends Stevan to subjugate the next province whilst he faces Alberico, the other conqueror. Stevan is killed in battle by the people of that last province. Brandin, in bitterest grief, and in revenge against the people who killed his son, lays a curse on that province. After sweeping down and destroying the remnants of their army, burning their books and destroying their architecture and statuary, he makes it so that no one not born in that province can even hear its name. Tigana is a story of the struggle for identity and freedom in the face of brutal oppression.
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Well, they shouldn't have killed Stevan.

DON'T SPOIL IT! Sheesh! Also, ugh.


LOL...huh?
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LOL...huh?
Well, shit. LOL I had meant to add a smilie there and forgot, but good thing you've got a sense of humour...LOL
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"Prince of Nothing" series R. Scott Bakker. It's the type of fantasy that rewards careful reading. Very high literary quality.
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Just finished David Anthony Durham's The War with the Mein today.

It was very enjoyable, it starts off as the story of four children who are the Heirs to the Acacia Empire - which spans the known world. The book then makes a few jumps through time from their childhood into adulthood against the backdrop of a major War.

It starts pretty flat with your usual cutout characters 'army man' and 'prince boy'. But it makes a nice and surprising turn for the better one hundred or so pages in.

What is even better - when I logged onto goodreads earlier to mark it read, I noticed that there are two more books in the story!

It works very well as a stand-alone story, but there are hints at something bigger. If you don't like it you can abandon the book after that first story, no harm no foul.

I'm personally excited to see it continue!
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Just finished David Anthony Durham's The War with the Mein today.

It was very enjoyable, it starts off as the story of four children who are the Heirs to the Acacia Empire - which spans the known world. The book then makes a few jumps through time from their childhood into adulthood against the backdrop of a major War.

It starts pretty flat with your usual cutout characters 'army man' and 'prince boy'. But it makes a nice and surprising turn for the better one hundred or so pages in.

What is even better - when I logged onto goodreads earlier to mark it read, I noticed that there are two more books in the story!

It works very well as a stand-alone story, but there are hints at something bigger. If you don't like it you can abandon the book after that first story, no harm no foul.

I'm personally excited to see it continue!
I just finished that series. You are in for some big surprises with the second book. While enjoyable I thought the final book didn't quite hold up to the first two. Bit of a miss considering the potential it had but still much better than alot of what is out there.
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