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Sock Monkey
09-17-2018, 03:19 PM
I know that there are some fantasy fans on this board so I wanted to post this in case anybody has not heard that Grim Oak Press is doing the first Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever trilogy. Lord Foul's Bane is currently up for preorder through their site. I am thinking that I will be pulling the trigger on a limited.

https://grimoakpress.com/blogs/news/pre-order-now-lord-fouls-bane-by-stephen-r-donaldson

frik51
09-17-2018, 04:43 PM
My favorite fantasy series - ever. Glad I got myself a lettered. They were gone within a couple of hours.

sk

bsaenz24
09-17-2018, 04:45 PM
SRD is amazing. I had no choice but to get a limited of this novel.

Sock Monkey
09-17-2018, 05:22 PM
My favorite fantasy series - ever. Glad I got myself a lettered. They were gone within a couple of hours.

sk

Congratulations! I’m very jealous as this would be a lettered buy for me. Unfortunately I missed out, but I will be happy with a limited.

Dan Hocker
09-17-2018, 05:28 PM
I really enjoyed this series. That said it's really really depressing...

jeffingoff
09-17-2018, 05:28 PM
I never buy or read fantasy. Goddamn you guys! I just spent $140!!!!

jeffingoff
09-17-2018, 05:43 PM
Never bought from Grim Oak, either. Anyone know when this book is scheduled to be published? How does Grim Oak operate?

WebInterceptor
09-17-2018, 07:57 PM
Never bought from Grim Oak, either. Anyone know when this book is scheduled to be published? How does Grim Oak operate?

Subterranean press also announces their books from time to time, so i presume they are not bad. Right now 3 books are being shown by Subterranean from grim oak press for pre-order. I can't find anywhere the due date, but i guess most likely 2019 (?) lol. Most of their project statuses are showing as Spring 2019, Winter 2018 like that. So I am thinking Spring 2019 for this going by their status page. https://grimoakpress.com/pages/project-status


It's just my personal thought but I wouldn't touch this book. It's loathsome so even in limited edition, it would just become limited edition loathsome. :p

jeffingoff
09-18-2018, 12:17 AM
Subterranean press also announces their books from time to time, so i presume they are not bad. Right now 3 books are being shown by Subterranean from grim oak press for pre-order. I can't find anywhere the due date, but i guess most likely 2019 (?) lol. Most of their project statuses are showing as Spring 2019, Winter 2018 like that. So I am thinking Spring 2019 for this going by their status page. https://grimoakpress.com/pages/project-status


It's just my personal thought but I wouldn't touch this book. It's loathsome so even in limited edition, it would just become limited edition loathsome. :p

Damn. I guess I have a $140 lesson coming to me at some point.

jeffingoff
09-18-2018, 12:58 AM
SRD is amazing. I had no choice but to get a limited of this novel.

I bought this book entirely on your recommendation. Entirely.

bsaenz24
09-18-2018, 02:06 AM
I bought this book entirely on your recommendation. Entirely.

Oh man! The pressure!!!!!!!! AaaaARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!

RonClinton
09-18-2018, 02:27 AM
I don’t read or collect fantasy, so this was an easy pass for me, regardless of how many good things I’ve heard about the series over the years.

jeffingoff
09-18-2018, 02:49 AM
Oh man! The pressure!!!!!!!! AaaaARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!

YEAH

jeffingoff
09-18-2018, 02:50 AM
I don’t read or collect fantasy, so this was an easy pass for me, regardless of how many good things I’ve heard about the series over the years.

I don't either. Which is why this makes ZERO sense.

WebInterceptor
09-18-2018, 03:35 AM
I bought this book entirely on your recommendation. Entirely.

It was just my opinion lol. He thinks it's good and who knows you might shower glowering review about it too. Here's some of the bountiful of ratings for you if you wanna read it: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/219205.Lord_Foul_s_Bane?from_search=true
Initially I thought i was the only one who was stupid to dislike it, but going by these reviews i think i was speaking generously. Some people have wanted to rate it at less than 1. But anyways read it for yourself and see if you like it. It was written in 1977 apparently and I think there were few authors who were trying to get the success of the lord of the rings. Hence came books like these and also The Sword of Shannara or as described by some lovingly as "THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE SWORD" lmao. I passed on that one also from Grim Oak press.

Dan Hocker
09-18-2018, 02:08 PM
It was just my opinion lol. He thinks it's good and who knows you might shower glowering review about it too. Here's some of the bountiful of ratings for you if you wanna read it: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/219205.Lord_Foul_s_Bane?from_search=true
Initially I thought i was the only one who was stupid to dislike it, but going by these reviews i think i was speaking generously. Some people have wanted to rate it at less than 1. But anyways read it for yourself and see if you like it. It was written in 1977 apparently and I think there were few authors who were trying to get the success of the lord of the rings. Hence came books like these and also The Sword of Shannara or as described by some lovingly as "THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE SWORD" lmao. I passed on that one also from Grim Oak press.

The strength of this book isn't really in the single book, it's more in the series as a whole. I think the same can be said about Sword of Shannara, in that case book 1 is very much LOTR with it's own twist, but Elfstones and Wishsong are completely different stories, both standing on their own much better than Sword, but I'd never want to own collectors editions of Elfstones and Wishsong and not have Sword as well. Then again I'm a bit biased as Terry Brooks is probably my favorite fantasy author. I pretty much love all the Shannara books with the exception of one of the more recent trilogies.

TacomaDiver
09-18-2018, 03:47 PM
I must be the only one who hasn't ever heard of this series - or this author - so it was a pass for me.

Of course, I've had a hard time getting into a lot of fantasy series (even while I say I enjoy fantasy) - lately I've been on a sci-fi kick (all the while realizing that historically, I haen't read a lot of sci-fi.)

Dan Hocker
09-18-2018, 04:21 PM
I must be the only one who hasn't ever heard of this series - or this author - so it was a pass for me.

Of course, I've had a hard time getting into a lot of fantasy series (even while I say I enjoy fantasy) - lately I've been on a sci-fi kick (all the while realizing that historically, I haen't read a lot of sci-fi.)

I had only heard about it because of Brad. I think the author has a Sci-Fi series as well, haven't gotten around to reading that one yet.

bsaenz24
09-18-2018, 04:27 PM
Donaldson is amazing, but his books tend to have a darker tone. They are not really the make you fel good fantasy. The 10 Covenant books are great, but I would not put them in the lighter side of fantasy. His two book set Mordant's Need (Mirror of Her Dreams and A Man Rides through are brilliant, slow and dark). The Gap series is his 5 books sci-fi series that is great too, but the first book in the Gap series is much shorter and a little lighter than the next 4. The first Gap book doesn't reflect the depth of the following volumes.

I really hope Grim Oak marches through his entire catalog.

HumphreyBear
09-19-2018, 06:48 AM
I read this book back in the 80s and didn't care for it. I've never read any of his work since.

mhatchett
09-19-2018, 11:27 AM
I read this book back in the 80s and didn't care for it. I've never read any of his work since.

I have tried to read Donaldson several times and just can't make a go of it. I happy for everybody that's getting a great edition of a book they love though.

jeffingoff
09-19-2018, 03:12 PM
Donaldson is amazing, but his books tend to have a darker tone. They are not really the make you fel good fantasy. The 10 Covenant books are great, but I would not put them in the lighter side of fantasy. His two book set Mordant's Need (Mirror of Her Dreams and A Man Rides through are brilliant, slow and dark). The Gap series is his 5 books sci-fi series that is great too, but the first book in the Gap series is much shorter and a little lighter than the next 4. The first Gap book doesn't reflect the depth of the following volumes.

I really hope Grim Oak marches through his entire catalog.

I like your take on this series! I don't mind a darker read. UNFORTUNATELY, I just returned home from vacation to find my kitchen ceiling resting comfortably on my kitchen floor because the bathroom decided to play Water Fight! and no one was home to break it up. So I had to cancel my order. I was looking forward to that sweet combo of new author, new publisher. But I just shouldn't be bleeding money right now.

Martin
09-19-2018, 03:15 PM
I like your take on this series! I don't mind a darker read. UNFORTUNATELY, I just returned home from vacation to find my kitchen ceiling resting comfortably on my kitchen floor because the bathroom decided to play Water Fight! and no one was home to break it up. So I had to cancel my order. I was looking forward to that sweet combo of new author, new publisher. But I just shouldn't be bleeding money right now.

Sounds like the ghosts of the Stanley were messing with you! Seriously though, sorry man hope the damage is not too bad or expensive!

jeffingoff
09-19-2018, 03:47 PM
Sounds like the ghosts of the Stanley were messing with you! Seriously though, sorry man hope the damage is not too bad or expensive!

You are echoing what my wife and I have been saying since we left The Stanley. That place is cursed. Just before we turned in for the night, my 8yo son tripped and bashed his face on the floor and bled everywhere. After we settled in, my wife woke my up at 2:19 in the morning to ask if I smelled smoke. I did. The place is non-smoking of course. She had been up for two minutes before waking me. Yeah, at 2:17. I'm not making it up. After that the trip was a mess and we got altitude sickness and then we came home to this huge mini disaster (I say mini because this is nothing compared to those who have lost so much in flooding around the world!).

So we're cursed.

Martin
09-19-2018, 04:24 PM
You are echoing what my wife and I have been saying since we left The Stanley. That place is cursed. Just before we turned in for the night, my 8yo son tripped and bashed his face on the floor and bled everywhere. After we settled in, my wife woke my up at 2:19 in the morning to ask if I smelled smoke. I did. The place is non-smoking of course. She had been up for two minutes before waking me. Yeah, at 2:17. I'm not making it up. After that the trip was a mess and we got altitude sickness and then we came home to this huge mini disaster (I say mini because this is nothing compared to those who have lost so much in flooding around the world!).

So we're cursed.

Sounds like a great vacation! Hope the ghosts return to Colorado soon. I have never had altitude sickness but have witnessed it and it was rough. Once at Timberline Lodge (The movie version of the Stanley) went hiking up the glacier with my wife. Did not really go too far. The hotel is at 6,000' and we hiked to the silkox hut which is at 7,000'. About the time we were getting back to the lodge my wife began explaining how she was not feeling good. I recognized the symptoms and we left as soon as we got down. By the time we got off the mountain she was curled up in a ball. She will not hike at elevation anymore.

jeffingoff
09-20-2018, 09:16 PM
Sounds like a great vacation! Hope the ghosts return to Colorado soon. I have never had altitude sickness but have witnessed it and it was rough. Once at Timberline Lodge (The movie version of the Stanley) went hiking up the glacier with my wife. Did not really go too far. The hotel is at 6,000' and we hiked to the silkox hut which is at 7,000'. About the time we were getting back to the lodge my wife began explaining how she was not feeling good. I recognized the symptoms and we left as soon as we got down. By the time we got off the mountain she was curled up in a ball. She will not hike at elevation anymore.

WOW sorry to hear that about your wife. We didn't get all that sick for all that long. We drove through the Rocky Mountain National Park, reaching an elevation of 12,000 feet before heading back to Boulder which is about 5,500 feet. Then we both had headaches and fatigue. Taking it easy straightened us right out.

I'll have to make the trip to the Timberline.

Martin
09-20-2018, 10:16 PM
WOW sorry to hear that about your wife. We didn't get all that sick for all that long. We drove through the Rocky Mountain National Park, reaching an elevation of 12,000 feet before heading back to Boulder which is about 5,500 feet. Then we both had headaches and fatigue. Taking it easy straightened us right out.

I'll have to make the trip to the Timberline.

The headache she had almost had her in tears. Took her about a day to fully recover. Timberline is beautiful. On a nice summer day it is fun to go up and watch the skiers and boarders on the glacier when it is 70 degrees. Once you get up to 7,000' and above the view south on a clear day is amazing.