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Discuss the November 2016 Book of the Month, Roan: The Tales Of Conor Archer by E. R. Barr.
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Potential cliff hangers and that many pages isn't unusual for a fantasy genre book. I think I'll give it a go.
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Guppy wrote:Potential cliff hangers and that many pages isn't unusual for a fantasy genre book. I think I'll give it a go.
Overall, I enjoyed the read. I think you'll like it.

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Guppy wrote:Potential cliff hangers and that many pages isn't unusual for a fantasy genre book. I think I'll give it a go.
There aren't any cliff hangers in the book. Enjoy if you decide to read it!
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I just finished Roan. I believe it is well-written. It could probably be tightened up a bit, but I believe it has enough depth "as is" to be considered actual literature. Some are having trouble with the pacing overall, but I found the mythology threads to be rich and intriguing. It sort of will depend on what sort of story you like to read... This does not end with a cliffhanger, per se, but there is obvious set up for the next book in the series. The specific conflicts introduced in the first book are all wrapped up nicely, which I appreciate very much!
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This is definitely not the genre of book I read and i'm wondering if I'd like it...
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Christine_B wrote:This is definitely not the genre of book I read and i'm wondering if I'd like it...
Read the sample and see if it is to your taste.
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gali wrote:
Christine_B wrote:This is definitely not the genre of book I read and i'm wondering if I'd like it...
Read the sample and see if it is to your taste.
Yes, definitely read the sample first. If you're like me, it will bother you if you start and can't finish. I keep thinking the characters are yelling at me during the night while I sleep, "Why did you abandon us?!?" It drives me nuts!

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Janetleighgreen wrote:
gali wrote:
Christine_B wrote:This is definitely not the genre of book I read and i'm wondering if I'd like it...
Read the sample and see if it is to your taste.
Yes, definitely read the sample first. If you're like me, it will bother you if you start and can't finish. I keep thinking the characters are yelling at me during the night while I sleep, "Why did you abandon us?!?" It drives me nuts!
lol Fortunately I don't have any problem quitting books not to my taste. :)
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Newbie question, what is the sample? Is it a try before you buy thing?
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Guppy wrote:Newbie question, what is the sample? Is it a try before you buy thing?
The Kindle edition on Amazon has a preview of the beginning of the book. It's the first few chapters of the book and is really helpful if you're not sure :tiphat:
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Thanks everyone, got the sample and definitely reads like a book I'd like.
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Guppy wrote:Thanks everyone, got the sample and definitely reads like a book I'd like.
Great! So, are you going to read the balance of the book then? Enjoy!
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I really like to participate in the book of the month with having so many people involved in the discussion, but I'm having a hard time getting committed to this one so far.
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klbradley wrote:I really like to participate in the book of the month with having so many people involved in the discussion, but I'm having a hard time getting committed to this one so far.
It's rough for some; overall, it's a good read though. :techie-studyingbrown:

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Gravy wrote:I am super interested in this book, but am still hesitant to invest myself in reading it. I'm hoping that someone can help me with this.

For those who've read it:
  • Does it end in a cliffhanger, or with other gnawing questions left unanswered?
  • Does anyone know if or when the second book will be out?
Please, no spoilers :no-spoil:

Thank you!
So, have you decided about reading Roan or not?
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