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Book ReviewEmpire of Ivory

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Damn, but that is a good book. A different style than most of the other ones, with a lot more investment in characters than in actions, but very good nonetheless. Highly recommended.

Finished it in one sitting, and already want more, but that would be out in 2008 :-(

More posts in "Book Review" series:

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  2. (11 Aug 2009) Yellow Eyes
  3. (24 Jul 2009) Watch on the Rhine
  4. (23 Jul 2009) By Heresies Distressed
  5. (23 Jul 2008) By Schism Rent Asunder
  6. (04 Oct 2007) Making Money
  7. (30 Sep 2007) Empire of Ivory
  8. (08 Sep 2007) Empire Of Man
  9. (01 Sep 2007) March Upcountry
  10. (21 Feb 2007) Programming WCF Services
  11. (09 Feb 2007) Windows Developer Power Tools
  12. (25 Sep 2006) Old Man's War
  13. (03 Sep 2006) His Majesty's Dragon / Throne of Jade / Black Powder War
  14. (30 Aug 2006) Applying Domain-Driven Design and Patterns
  15. (18 Aug 2006) Dzur
  16. (15 Aug 2006) When Darkness Falls
  17. (22 Apr 2006) Data Binding with Windows Forms 2.0
  18. (17 Oct 2005) Knife Of Dreams
  19. (28 Aug 2005) Working Effectively With Legacy Code
  20. (25 Jul 2005) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  21. (14 Jul 2005) Sword of Ice
  22. (14 Jul 2005) Vows & Honor Trilogy
  23. (14 Jul 2005) The Mage Storms Trilogy
  24. (14 Jul 2005) Winds of Change
  25. (10 Jul 2005) Winds of Change
  26. (09 Jul 2005) Winds Of Fate
  27. (08 Jul 2005) Burning Water
  28. (08 Jul 2005) By The Sword
  29. (06 Jun 2005) Developer To Designer
  30. (05 Jun 2005) The Last Herald Mage
  31. (01 Jun 2005) Arrow's Fall
  32. (01 Jun 2005) Arrow's Flight
  33. (27 Apr 2005) Domain Driven Desing
  34. (01 Apr 2005) Exile's Valor
  35. (18 Jan 2005) Alta
  36. (16 Jan 2005) Coding Slave
  37. (13 Jan 2005) Hibernate In Action
  38. (25 Oct 2004) In Search of Stupidity

Comments

Vadim

Does it make sense to read book 4 without reading the first three?

Ben Scheirman

You are not human. :)

How many pages is that? You only read for 7 hours and you're done?

Ayende Rahien

About 400 or so, and yes that was about the right amount of time.

I do much better in Hebrew, though.

JR Gallagher

I dunno--I think this book isn't as good as the last three--it could have been edited better. The first three books have great dialog and and an engaging plot--in this book, the british dialog is forced, there are paragraphs that only describe landscapes, and I'm sorry, the whole mushroom thing just doesn't make for a classic heroic tale.

Ayende Rahien

JR,

No, but I think that it is a great setup for what comes next.

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