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February 25th, 2011


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kaishiro15
12:20 am - Newbie
Hi! I'm new to this community, but I have read a few of Simon Green's books.

I read the majority of the Nightside Series to "A Hard Day's Knight", but I'm missing a few due to them being unaviable.

For the Secret Histories Series, I really only read "The Spy Who Haunted Me", but I think I know the general knowledge about it.

I'm not sure about his other books, but these are the ones I've read.

...Is this comm still alive? Discussions?

Also, I don't mind Het. Pairings, but I also like yaoi. I can do art requests if it's not beyond my skill and am given descriptions.
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From:sithwitch13
Date:February 25th, 2011 05:26 am (UTC)
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Yo! I'm still primarily a Deathstalker fan, but I've fallen in love with the Secret Histories series and have been meandering through the audiobooks of the Nightside over the past couple of years. I picked up the first Ghost Finders book and thought it was all right, but it hasn't grabbed me like Deathstalker did.

Also, yay fellow fanartist/fic author! There needs to be more SRG fanworks around the internet.
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From:kaishiro15
Date:February 25th, 2011 05:37 am (UTC)
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HI! :D Thanks for commenting, I was afraid this comm was abandoned.

Hm...I didn't get to read Deathstalker, but I probably will soon.

I'm sure not sure about the Secret Histories Series, but I do love reading "The Spy Who Haunted me". Lots of action and humor. And the Walkers in it. :D

I tried some audio of the Nightside. I don't really mind it, but I like reading it better.

My artwork tends to look more like anime though. If there's a favorite scene I like, I try to draw the characters as best as I can. :D
I already have a few Nightside pics on my deviantart. :)
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From:sithwitch13
Date:February 25th, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
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"The Spy Who Haunted Me" is my favorite of the Secret History books so far. A coworker walked up behind me while I was listening to the part in Russia (I listen to a lot of audiobooks at work to get me through the day) and ended up screaming.

If you like it, you like it. The thing I love best about SRG's books is that the characters are so vivid, and I love doing doodles of whoever's description catches my attention. I haven't been able to draw for a while due to hand pain, but there's a few more from the Secret Histories and Nightside that I want to add when I can.
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From:kaishiro15
Date:February 26th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Oh, for the Eddie Drood series, is there any community for him? I looked around the internet and the most I could find are just descriptions of his book or Dickens' Edwin Drood.

I love Eddie and the Walker's interaction. It was a lot of fun to read and love the threat of slaps. :D

I kinda wish that Blue Fairy didn't die or at least so early. I kinda want to see more of his interaction between him and Eddie or Shaman.

BTW, if you read "The Spy Who Haunted Me", do you think there's a connection between what happened in that book and "The Good, The Bad, And They Uncanny"? Cause, they thought giving the Walker back his Voice was his prize, but I think the prize the Walker was looking for was a cure to his genetic disease. And when he found out King was lying to them, he might have decided to do what King did and switch his body with John's. Or maybe that just gave him the idea, but in the end, it was to manipulate John into taking over his job anyway.
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From:wolfsamurai
Date:February 25th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
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I came into SRG through Deathstalker and it's still probably my favorites, but I like the rest. I don't think I've read any of the Secret Histories yet, though I probably should.
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From:kaishiro15
Date:February 25th, 2011 05:41 am (UTC)
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I was recommended the Nightside series by a friend who introduced me to the Dresden Files. Still like Dresden Files better, but also still love reading the Nightside series. :D

I'm probably not the right person to tell you what to read for the Secret Histories Series, but if you don't mind spoilers, you should try "The Spy Who Haunted Me".

The narrator is Eddie and it crosses over with Simon's other books. They investigate the five mysteries. The of which is the Loch Ness Monster "Nessie" who is not what you would expect...

:D

Thanks for commenting. :)
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From:wolfsamurai
Date:February 25th, 2011 07:12 am (UTC)
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I'm a giant Dresden Files fan myself. :)

I'll give them a look.

As for commenting, well, it's my community, so it'd be kind of bad if I didn't. :)
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From:kaishiro15
Date:February 26th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
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If you like the Dresden Files, do you like slash?
There's "Mafiabanter" for Marcone/Dresden and "Dresdenslash" for all other pairings, but there's been a kinkmeme by Scribe Prontra.

Mafiabanater- http://community.livejournal.com/mafiabanter/

Dresdeslash- http://community.livejournal.com/dresdenslash/

First Round Kinkmeme- http://scribe-protra.livejournal.com/215580.html and if you want to read it in flat view: http://scribe-protra.livejournal.com/215580.html?view=flat

Second Round Kinkmeme- http://scribe-protra.dreamwidth.org/306.html and flat: http://scribe-protra.dreamwidth.org/306.html?view=flat

These are only if you like slash, but there's a few het and yuri pairings in the kink meme ones, too. :)
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From:ontinia
Date:February 25th, 2011 10:09 am (UTC)
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Hi. I've read all of his books that are out in paperback (otherwise known as not the fourth Secret History or the latest Nightside). So, I'm good with talking about any of his books. My favorite is actually Blue Moon Rising which I read when I was in grade six. So, he's been my favorite author for years now. And generally when I try to get friends to read his stuff, I have them read Nightside because the books themselves are shorter and my friends won't run away being frightened by the length.
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From:kaishiro15
Date:February 26th, 2011 03:27 am (UTC)
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HI! :D

I kinda stumbled into his books by accident. I orginally started out in the Dresden Files, but while I was waiting for the books, some people recommended reading the Nightside.

So the most I read of Simon's books are the Nightside except some books that my library doesn't have. For some reason, there's some comms for it, but barely any fanfic.
Most of the fanfic usually are other characters that are OC instead of the regular cast.

What's Blue Moon Rising from? Which series?
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From:ontinia
Date:February 26th, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
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My library has none of his books. So, I've bought all of mine (not that I wouldn't have anyway).

And no, there isn't much fanfic, and that kinda sucks. I wish there was more.

Blue Moon Rising is from the Darkwood Series. It's kinda of the start of it.
Blue Moon Rising; Hawk and Fisher series, Beyond the Blue Moon followed with Blood and Honor and Down Among the Dead Men.
Down Among the Dead Men was the hardest book for me to get, luckily one of my online friends had an extra copy and he sent it to me.
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From:kaishiro15
Date:February 26th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
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I've placed an hold on Blue Moon Rising. It's probably going to take a while till it gets here though. :)

Do you know the Tales From the Nightside Community? [a href=http://community.livejournal.com/nightsidetales/]
I'm not sure if it's alive, but it does seem to be the place for Nightside series fic. Maybe I should suggests a few promts to keep it alive?
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From:ontinia
Date:February 26th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
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It's a fantastic book, hope you'll end up liking it when you do read it.

Ooh. That looks wonderful. Thanks for the link!
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From:roseveare
Date:February 25th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
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I'm a fan of the Hawk and Fisher books. :)
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From:kaishiro15
Date:February 26th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
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HI! :D

Hmm... Haven't read those yet. What's it about?
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From:roseveare
Date:February 26th, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
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It's a series of shorter fantasy books, with a husband and wife team of cops as the main characters. Kind of a murder/mystery series set a single city in your average heroic fantasy universe. I love both lead characters dearly. :)

Blue Moon Rising and Beyond the Blue Moon are kind-of-sort-of part of this series too, but they're much longer books, and more like traditional fantasy without the crime genre elements.

Edited at 2011-02-26 06:56 pm (UTC)
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From:kaishiro15
Date:February 26th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
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Hm... For the Hawk and Fisher books, I'm going to try it out, but for some reason my library doesn't tell which is the first book. Do you know the order?
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From:roseveare
Date:February 26th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
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Problem's remembering the titles, because half of them differ between publications. Um... *checks Wikipedia*... this seems to be it:

(Blue Moon Rising)
No Haven for the Guilty
Winner Takes All/Devil Take the Hindmost
The God Killer
Wolf in the Fold/Vengeance for a Lonely Man
Guard Against Dishonor
The Bones of Haven/Two Kings in Haven
(Beyond the Blue Moon)

There are a bunch of different omnibus editions out there as well. Those might be the only way to buy these now, I think I've had my individual copies for over a decade.

To be honest, I think most of the short books can be read individually, each book is fairly self contained, and you don't need to have read Blue Moon Rising to read Hawk and Fisher! :)
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From:kaishiro15
Date:February 26th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! :D
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From:ontinia
Date:February 26th, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
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Hawk and Fisher ♥
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From:roseveare
Date:February 26th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
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Yay!

I'm probably due a read of these again actually, it's been a while.
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From:ontinia
Date:February 26th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
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I reread them 'bout six months ago. Right now I'm rereading the Deathstalker Saga. Almost done with that. Then I'll probably move to Drinking Midnight Wine or Blue Moon Rising (I read that one at least once a year, usually twice).
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From:roseveare
Date:February 26th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
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It's one of the few series I re-read every few years. Blue Moon Rising has been one of my favourites for a long time, too. I've never read Deathstalker, though, strangely. I don't think I've ever happened across a copy of the first one.
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From:ontinia
Date:February 26th, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
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Blue Moon Rising was the first one I read in grade six. I'm not sure if it's my favorite (along with Hawk and Fisher coming second favorite - particularly Wolf in the Fold) because it's the first one I read or if I actually think it's the best. Because I often find that my favorites are the first ones I've read/watched whathaveyou.

I wasn't sure if I'd like the Deathstalker saga at first. Because it was SciFi and I've never read much SciFi. But it is rather fantastic. Really epic and long though. I read the whole saga during a summer.

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