Poll! Book 8 re-read thoughts!

Discussion in 'Debates & Discussions' started by Mister Bill, Feb 5, 2021.

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Did you all like Book 8 better the second time around?

This poll will close on Mar 26, 2021 at 10:16 PM.
  1. Yes, it was better time number 2.

  2. No, you have brain damage, it was worse.

  3. It was about the same.

  4. I didn’t read it because I hate fun.

  5. I don’t have an opinion because I also hate fun.

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  1. Mister Bill

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    I created this because I realized that I had a different experience of the book the second time through.
     
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    Absolutely skipped the dangler chapter the second time around though.
     
  3. Mister Bill

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    Same. Plus I skimmed some explanation chapters (same with book 7).
     
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    I think the first time through I was expecting to find out the aftermath of the linch battle and was impatient for this information, and thus upset when I didn’t get it. Second time my expectations I were different and I enjoyed it more.
     
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    I enjoyed it more the second and subsequent read through I did. I definitely scrolled through chunks of it each time I read like others. In the end I viewed this book more as a reference guide for new ideas and concepts AK was trying to introduce to the land and less as a story.
     
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    This was a setup book. Definitely some chapters I like more than others, like the justice chapter where Richter finally got punished for pulling stunts without a plan.

    Gotta say, I diden't skip anything at all the second time through, so many nuggets of info to dig through and speculate about. This book is a gold mine.

    Storywise it was okay, the first big questline from book 1 moved forward and Richter got stuck as the errand boy for a demon. I'm looking forward to quest parts 2 to infinity.
     
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    Yeah, it did advance a few things but it would be nice to end a lot of quests. And have another book the size of #7, for sure.
     
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    Keep wondering when he will get a Mining Skill, Aleron said that Miners get a Special Mental Stat that allows them to cope with being Underground and in the Dark and possibly other things that increases As they Level that Skill, (as well as other perks that appear as they Level Up, probably things like being able to Sense Minerals and Metals, probably also Night Vision (maybe Dark Vision at later levels of if they already have Night Vision), Improved Endurance and Stamina (especially when Mining), better Sense of Direction when Underground and maybe something like a Danger Sense for Mining Risks like Mine Collapses and the like?).

    From something that he said in one of his Q&A Posts we will be seeing a lot more of Miners and the Mining Skills in future Books, so Richter might well get it in Bk9, or at least in 10.
     
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    Sounds like a profession thing.
     
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    That said, I hope Richter can unlock this profession somehow.
     
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    I agree for the most part, there was a lot of good nuggets in it, definitely all worth reading with the exception of the chapter (you all know which chapter I’m referring to, definitely not re-readable). I do think it was more book 7.5 than book 8 however, there just wasn’t enough movement and events in it, it was more just cleaning up everything from book 7, which it didn’t even finish that. All in all, absolutely necessary to the series, as far worthiness to call book 8, I’m still on the book 7.5 fence.
     
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    Where is this from, an AMA video?
     
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    Or is it book 8 part 1 rathen then the end of book 7?
     
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    Aristocrat!
     
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    Yes, about two months back I think.
     
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    Good points. He might need some or all of those and he can always use more things to make golems out of. Or use his crafting on. Plus if he gets something amazing then maybe he’ll use it with the blacksmith in the ogre city.
     




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