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Old 10-09-2012, 04:59 AM   #1291
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Ok, something a bit more revealing.

"I have need of an apprentice and would call Pug, orphan of the keep, to service."
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:54 AM   #1292
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The Gormenghast trilogy?
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:44 AM   #1293
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Clearly I need to be even more explicit. A proclamation:

"To all within our demesne: Whereas the youth Pug, of the castle of Crydee, has shown exemplary courage in the act of risking life and limb in defense of the royal person of the Princess Carline, and; Whereas the youth, Pug of Crydee, is considered to hold us forever in his debt; It is my wish that he be known to all in the realm as our beloved and loyal servant, and it is furthermore wished that he be given a place in the court of Crydee, with the rank of Squire, with all rights and privileges pertaining thereunto. Furthermore let it be known that the title for the estate of Forest Deep is conferred upon him and his progeny as long as they shall live, to have and to hold, with servants and properties thereupon. Title to this estate shall be held by the crown until the day of his majority. Set this day by my hand and seal. Borric conDoin, third Duke of Crydee; Prince of the Kingdom; Lord of Crydee, Carse, and Tulan; Warden of the West; Knight-General of the King’s Armies; heir presumptive to the throne of Rillanon."

Now, there should be enough names and places in that to lead someone to the title of the book!
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:56 AM   #1294
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Definitely not something I have read.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:51 AM   #1295
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:42 AM   #1296
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Wait... Never mind. I remembered the name Pug, but then crossed it with The Assassin's Apprentice. Wrong books, oops.

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:56 AM   #1297
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This one is what I thought was a well-known fantasy novel first published in 1982.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:09 PM   #1298
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I read it maybe 10+ years ago. But since I looked it up when I realized Assassin's Apprentice was wrong, I can't answer now. I liked it enough to read the series, but not enough to remember it. :P
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:46 PM   #1299
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If no-one's got it by tomorrow morning (UK time) I'll give the answer.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:53 PM   #1300
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OK, it's now evening UK time (whoops) and no-one's got it.

It's Magician by Raymond E. Feist.

I'm out of ideas at the moment. Would someone else like to give us some dialog?
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:29 PM   #1301
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:33 PM   #1302
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Doctorow?
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:35 PM   #1303
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Doctorow?
Dont think so, just reread most of his novels, and the new one.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:44 PM   #1304
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No, not Doctorow. I'll just go straight for the jugular on this one.

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...We want to offer you a job on behalf of one of our clients.

You didn't send us a resume? Of course you didn't -- that's our job! We know all about you, Nigel. You are an underpaid 29-year-old Maths and CS graduate from Edinburgh University. You've been employed by SprocketSource for one year and four months, and you're three months overdue for a pay review. Your programming skills in Zone/Python 3000 and your expertise in distributed combat systems have generated an impressively high domain-specific reputation on WorldDEV Forums and HackSlashBurn, but does your line manager care? No. Bill does not care. He does not adequately appreciate you. And there's a reason for this.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:30 PM   #1305
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Sounds like a good one, whatever it is...
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