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Almost finished with the third and last book in the Prince of Nothing trilogy by Scott Bakker, which title I will not say since its author described it as "spoiler" (:shrug:).
It features the greyest of protagonists, a truly terrifying man named Kellhus, whose only ability is knowing "what comes before", and therefore, can determine "what comes after". Using that philosophy he manages through the course of the story to influence a lot of people's minds and actions, bang other men's women and even having those men accept that fate, push a personal and political agenda which almost everyone ignores, and more... Way more. Bakker shines in the psychological depth of his characters more than anything else.
I must admit, Kellhus reminds me a lot of Griffith. You never really know when his emotions are genuine, when does he ever stop influencing his environment... Reading in text the psychological descriptions of such a man leaves me breathless, because there's no magic involved in his personal power, and therefore, nothing stops such a person from actually existing in this world. A sociopath who, for some reason, does good, or at least avoids evil, but without clearly differentiating the two.
 
Am 5% into Toll the Hounds. Started strong, but hit a bit of a snag that I will get through eventually.
That book is unique in the series. Erikson goes full philosopher in some scenes for some reason, but overall, I think you'll enjoy what you see... A very little image of the grand plot is finally revealed at some point.
 

XionHorsey

Hi! Hi!
I'm pretty slow with it since I've been caught up on other things. I'm 10 percent in. Some parts are beautifully written, I have to say.
 
Thoughts? I particularly liked reading his takes on each arc.
It was fascinating, but the translation felt awkward. I can’t tell if that was on Dark Horse or me. I enjoyed it a lot, though. I haven’t read every interview he’s done, but it felt like he covered a lot of new topics.
 

Johnstantine

Skibbidy Boo Bop
Picking up Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. I really enjoyed the second half of The Way of Kings, so I'm looking forward to this.

I'm reading it concurrently with Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe, as well as Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson and Dune. I've put off reading all of these for so long, so now time has forced my hand.
 
Currently reading:

Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Edition Volume 6
Saga of Tanya the Evil light novel vol 6
Dragonlance The Second Generation (it's been kind of fun rereading these after forgetting about them forever).
 
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