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Old 10-13-2011, 08:01 PM   #196
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:28 PM   #197
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Ok, so since when was Nick Cage Harry Dresden...hmmmm!?!?
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Ok, so since when was Nick Cage Harry Dresden...hmmmm!?!?

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BTW I just finished Ghost Story, the newest in the series and

Wow!!! I loved it...

I can't believe I've found that rare series that doesn't get bad after so many books.

This happened with the LKH Anita Blake series and the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
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This happened with the LKH Anita Blake series and the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
no, cage is in costume for the movie the sorcerer's apprentice. he was also an executive producer of that movie as well as executive producer of the dresden files tv series, and both the wicker man and shadow of the vampire movies.

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no, cage is in costume for the movie the sorcerer's apprentice. he was also an executive producer of that movie as well as executive producer of the dresden files tv series, and the wicker man and shadow of the vampire movies.
Oh alright, he's forgiven, except in his failure to find Dresden a suitable home, even if that wasn't his job! He's Nicholas Cage for goodness sakes, nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, you're telling me the man didn't have enough clout to pull some strings and make things happen?? [/rant]

I think Dresden will always look like this to me:

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Oh alright, he's forgiven, except in his failure to find Dresden a suitable home, even if that wasn't his job! He's Nicholas Cage for goodness sakes, nephew of Francis Ford Coppola, you're telling me the man didn't have enough clout to pull some strings and make things happen?? [/rant]

I think Dresden will always look like this to me:

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maybe like this....
That'll do. That will certainly do!

I liked the guy who played Harry on the TV show, but I love the way James reads the books. He's got Harry's voice down so well.
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Finished Summer Knight last night. Loved it! Definitely my favorite so far.
Yeah.. What I'm finding is the books get better with each volume. Hoping it continues, though with a series this big there's bound to be some weak ones.
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just finished my re-read of small favor (enjoyed it a whole lot, of course). now i'll re-read the two intervening short stories, day off and backup, then begin re-reading turn coat.
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read and enjoyed déjà dead. i agree that it's as unlike the bones tv show as the dresden files books are unlike the dresden files tv series.
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I don't think the books an TV show were that different. Yes, the stories were different but that character is the same.The character in Bones and the character in the Temperance Brenan series are two completely different women - and I'm not just talking about looks. In the show: Temperance is a bachelorette brilliant anthropologist with an odd lack of social understandings. In the books shes married or divorced (I can't remember) and a mother, with an icy type exterior.
i don't percieve the tv harry as the same harry as is in the books. for one he's not hardly snarky at all and has very little humor in his replies to the other characters and in his narration. he's too short as well.
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i don't percieve the tv harry as the same harry as is in the books. for one he's not hardly snarky at all and has very little humor in his replies to the other characters and in his narration. he's too short as well.
Differences I admit, I have not noticed, but then again I've only watched one episode of the show recently.
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Differences I admit, I have not noticed, but then again I've only watched one episode of the show recently.
i had viewed the entire tv series their first time around on syfy before ever discovering the books. for some reason that i don't fathom i've never pictured the harry of the books as looking or sounding anything like paul blackthorn. i liked the tv series a lot, which was the reason i sought out the books, but for some reason that i don't quite understand the two different iterations of harry dresden remain totally seperate in my head.
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When I was seven years old, I got a bad case of strep throat and was out of school for a whole week. During that time, my sisters bought me my first fantasy and sci-fi novels: the boxed set of Lord of the Rings and the boxed set of Han Solo adventure novels by Brian Daley. I devoured them all during that week.

From that point on, I was pretty much doomed to join SF&F fandom. From there, it was only one more step to decide I wanted to be a writer of my favorite fiction material, and here we are.

I blame my sisters.

My first love as a fan is swords-and-horses fantasy. After Tolkien I went after C. S. Lewis. After Lewis, it was Lloyd Alexander. After them came Fritz Leiber, Roger Zelazny, Robert Howard, John Norman, Poul Anderson, David Eddings, Weis and Hickman, Terry Brooks, Elizabeth Moon, Glen Cook, and before I knew it, I was a dual citizen of the United States and Lankhmar, Narnia, Gor, Cimmeria, Krynn, Amber—you get the picture.

When I set out to become a writer, I spent years writing swords-and-horses fantasy novels—and seemed to have little innate talent for it. But I worked at my writing, branching out into other areas as experiments, including SF, mystery, and contemporary fantasy. That’s how the Dresden Files initially came about—as a happy accident while trying to accomplish something else. Sort of like penicillin.

But I never forgot my first love, and to my immense delight and excitement, one day I got a call from my agent and found out that I was going to get to share my newest swords-and-horses fantasy novel with other fans.

The Codex Alera is a fantasy series set within the savage world of Carna, where spirits of the elements, known as furies, lurk in ever facet of life, and where many intelligent races vie for security and survival. The realm of Alera is the monolithic civilization of humanity, and its unique ability to harness and command the furies is all that enables its survival in the face of the enormous sometimes hostile elemental powers of Carna, and against savage creatures who would lay Alera in waste and ruin.

Yet even a realm as powerful as Alera is not immune to destruction from within, and the death of the heir apparent to the Crown has triggered a frenzy of ambitious political maneuvering and infighting amongst the High Lords, those who wield the most powerful furies known to man. Plots are afoot, traitors and spies abound, and a civil war seems inevitable—all while the enemies of the realm watch, ready to strike at the first sign of weakness.

Tavi is a young man living on the frontier of Aleran civilization—because let’s face it, swords-and-horses fantasies start there. Born a freak, unable to utilize any powers of furycrafting whatsoever, Tavi has grown up relying up on his own wits, speed, and courage to survive. When an ambitious plot to discredit the Crown lays Tavi’s home, the CalderonValley, naked and defenseless before a horde of the barbarian Marat, the boy and his family find themselves directly in harm’s way.

There are no titanic High Lords to protect them, no Legions, no Knights with their mighty furies to take the field. Tavi and the free frontiersmen of the CalderonValley must find some way to uncover the plot and to defend their homes against merciless horde of the Marat and their beasts.

It is a desperate hour, when the fate of all Alera hangs in the balance, when a handful of ordinary steadholders must find the courage and strength to defy an overwhelming foe, and when the courage and intelligence of one young man will save the Realm—or destroy it.

Thank you, readers and fellow fans, for all of your support and kindness. I hope that you enjoy reading the books of the Codex Alera as much as I enjoyed creating them for you.


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