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    I recently re-read Robin Hobb's "The Farseer" before plunging into the sequel "The Tawny Man" trilogy. They're great books, and even if you're not a fan of the Fantasy genre (very few such books have captivated me), I strongly reccomend her Farseer books:

    "Assassin's Apprentice"

    Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father's gruff stableman. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz's blood runs the magic Skill -- and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family.

    As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom.

    "Royal Assassin"

    Young FitzChivalry becomes the catalyst that will alter the course of a royal house in grave peril, in this thrilling tale of the seaside kingdom of the Six Duchies. Fitz has survived his first hazardous mission as king's assassin, but is left little more than a cripple. Battered and bitter, he vows to abandon his oath to King Shrewd, remaining in the distant mountains. But love and events of terrible urgency draw him back to the court at Buckkeep, and into the deadly intrigues of the royal family.

    Renewing their vicious attacks on the coast, the Red-Ship Raiders leave burned-out villages and demented victims in their wake. The kingdom is also under assault from within, as treachery threatens the throne of the ailing king. In this time of great danger, the fate of the kingdom may rest in Fitz's hands -- and his role in its salvation may require the ultimate sacrifice....

    ... and "Assassin's Quest."

    King Shrewd is dead at the hands of his son, Regal. As is Fitz - or so his enemies and friends believe. But with the help of his allies and his beast magic, he emerges from the grave, deeply scarred in body and soul. The kingdom also teeters toward ruin: Regal has plungered and abandoned the capital, while the rightful heir, Prince Verity, is lost on his mad quest - perhaps to death. Only Verity's return - or the heir his princess carries - can save the Six Duchies.

    But Fitz will not wait. Driven by loss and bitter memories, he undertakes a quest: to kill Regal. The journey casts him into deep waters, as he discovers wild currents of magic within him -- currents that will either drown him or make him something more than he was.

    [ 12-14-2002, 01:47 PM: Message edited by: C in a J ]

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    Tucker Peak by Archer Mayor. He writes a series of cop novels set in Vermont.
    Dave Kiefner
    [i]Die Wahrheit ist eine Perle. Werfen sie nicht vor die S

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    • #3
      Macbeth and Julius Ceaser.

      It's Shakespeare week at school.
      I haven't felt this good since we stole the 2000 elections!--Ned Flanders

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      • #4
        The Sea Hunters II by Clive Cussler

        Damn good reading so far. Nautical history, research, and some Cussler humor. A must read if you have read The Sea Hunters.

        After this, I'll probably start the Richard Marcinco Rogue Warrior series again.
        People have more fun than anybody.

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        • #5
          I am reading a book about supressed weapons called "silent killers".

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            PLATO
            Oh... Oh... I know you di-int!

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            • #7
              Stuff Magazine. The new issue just came out.

              Sorry, I don't read books.
              Drug Recognition Expert

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              • #8
                Dark Horse by Tami Hoag. It's goooooooooooood.
                "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
                -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

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                • #9
                  Four Blind Mice by James Patterson.
                  It's not bad, just not as past paced as his other books.
                  I love his character, Alex Cross...the guy keeps getting knocked down but never gives up on love!

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                  • #10
                    No Heros by Danny O Coulson.

                    2nd Page.
                    Security Officer!
                    Stop Right There!

                    Oh Cmon, stop!

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                    • #11
                      About Time by Jack Finney. It's a collection of 12 short stories.. all sort of a sci-fi type genre, I guess.
                      No partner is worth your tears -
                      the one that is won't make you cry. - Anonymous

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                      • #12
                        The door to Heaven by Dean Koontz

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                        • #13
                          I have that book Mitzi.. read it in a single night. It's very good, but then again, I love all D.K. books.
                          No partner is worth your tears -
                          the one that is won't make you cry. - Anonymous

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                          • #14
                            "What'cha Reading?"

                            How to Argue With a Liberal, and Win!

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                              Fodors/AAA Guide To Alternate Lifestyle Automotive Repair Services
                              Texas/Southeast Edition.



                              [ 12-15-2002, 08:14 AM: Message edited by: SGT Dave ]
                              People have more fun than anybody.

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