Where creative thinkers come together to build worlds...
 
PortalHomeCalendarFAQSearchMemberlistRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Omen Machine

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Calwyn
Sidekick
avatar

Posts : 1067
Join date : 2009-06-03
Age : 31
Location : Ercildoune

PostSubject: Omen Machine   Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:20 pm

It comes out today, at the bookstore I work at anyways. I'm picking up a copy to read, but I won't buy it yet (at work I can sign a book out as long as there's more than one copy. It works like a library in that sense).

Anyone else getting their hands on it?

_________________
"You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood."

"What mood is that?"

"Last minute panic.”
Back to top Go down
IMagius
Primary Character
avatar

Posts : 326
Join date : 2009-11-19
Age : 46
Location : Ontario, Canada

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:31 pm

I ordered mine online from Chapters ... supposed to be shippped today, with delivery time of 2 - 4 days ...

I'd have driven to the local store and bought it in person, but that's not an option right now so I'll have to wait a few days before i can read it Sad

Back to top Go down
Calwyn
Sidekick
avatar

Posts : 1067
Join date : 2009-06-03
Age : 31
Location : Ercildoune

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:00 pm

I wound up reading the first 7 or so chapters when I was on break today. I gotta say, it's nice... it's like meeting old friends for the first time in a long while. So far it's moving a bit slow, but that only makes sense. I was a bit surprised that the story starts only one day after Cara and Benjamin's wedding. So far so good, or at least so far not bad Razz

_________________
"You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood."

"What mood is that?"

"Last minute panic.”
Back to top Go down
IMagius
Primary Character
avatar

Posts : 326
Join date : 2009-11-19
Age : 46
Location : Ontario, Canada

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:03 pm

Still waiting for my copy to arrive.

I knew it started "immediately" after Confessor ended from reading various things on FB ... the only questions was How Immediately. Didn't know if it was hours, days or maybe a month. I'm glad to hear it starts the next day.

Now I think I'll vacate this thread until I have the book in had ... don't want to accidently stumble upon any real spoilers Smile
Back to top Go down
Deano
Secondary Character
avatar

Posts : 106
Join date : 2010-04-11
Age : 32
Location : Michigan

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:01 am

Just ordered mine today, though Amazon's estimated delivery date is literally sometime between next Monday and Friday. Can't expect much for free shipping I guess. Looking forward to it though. Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Calwyn
Sidekick
avatar

Posts : 1067
Join date : 2009-06-03
Age : 31
Location : Ercildoune

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:12 am

IMagius wrote:
Still waiting for my copy to arrive.

I knew it started "immediately" after Confessor ended from reading various things on FB ... the only questions was How Immediately. Didn't know if it was hours, days or maybe a month. I'm glad to hear it starts the next day.

Now I think I'll vacate this thread until I have the book in had ... don't want to accidently stumble upon any real spoilers Smile

Don't worry, I won't post any spoilers HERE. Once I finish the book, if I have anything else to say about it I'll make a new thread in the review forum.

_________________
"You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood."

"What mood is that?"

"Last minute panic.”
Back to top Go down
IMagius
Primary Character
avatar

Posts : 326
Join date : 2009-11-19
Age : 46
Location : Ontario, Canada

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:15 am

Awesome!

I'm sorely tempted to pick up a copy while I am in Newmarket today, but I know there's no reason to have two copies of it right now ...
Back to top Go down
ForeverCrimson
Minor Character
avatar

Posts : 81
Join date : 2011-03-26
Location : England

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:46 am

I didn't even realise it came out today/yesterday... I won't be getting my hands on it for a while anyway. I don't know, I think I might be looking forward to reading Terry Pratchett's new book more than this one.
Back to top Go down
rainshadow
Compulsive Writer
Compulsive Writer
avatar

Posts : 2294
Join date : 2009-05-25
Age : 37
Location : SW Kansas

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:38 am

I had originally preordered it, but bills forced me to have to stop that. Not enough money in my account. I'll buy it at Hastings tomorrow or, if lucky, Wal-Mart, where I'd get a 10% discount. I'm thinking they won't have a copy, though.

_________________

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about getting out there and dancing in the rain.

We should create a loop. That way when he gets back he can feel jealous that he's been out of it.
Back to top Go down
http://worldbuildersguild.forumotion.net
Professor X
Founder of the X-Men
Founder of the X-Men
avatar

Posts : 1734
Join date : 2009-05-25
Age : 40
Location : London ON, Canada

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:55 pm

I will hopefully get it in the next week or so. Must wait for the next paycheck!

_________________
You Learn Something New Every Day!
Back to top Go down
http://www.worldbuildersguild.net/
IMagius
Primary Character
avatar

Posts : 326
Join date : 2009-11-19
Age : 46
Location : Ontario, Canada

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:51 pm

I'm about half way through and ti is really reminding me of WFR & TotW ... it's a very fast paced book so far, not the "heavier" pace we encountered in the last half of the series.

Not saying either is better or worse, just saying it's a thrilling read so far Smile
Back to top Go down
carnage rahl
Primary Character
avatar

Posts : 513
Join date : 2009-06-20
Age : 28
Location : Where Chaos Of The World Converge

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:56 pm

I can't wait to get my copy as well. I will have to wait and see how much I have after I shop for my school books, then I can collect my share of leisure reading books Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Confessor Kahlan
Primary Character
avatar

Posts : 810
Join date : 2009-05-31
Age : 44
Location : In the palace at Farilay

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:27 am

I have had mine pre-ordered from Amazon since last year and am still waiting for it. Last time I checked, it said it would be available on 18th August. So I'm waiting very impatiently at the moment.
Back to top Go down
RainCloud
Primary Character


Posts : 325
Join date : 2010-03-10
Age : 28

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:45 pm

My preorder...it didn't work...For some reason, Barnes and Noble cancelled the Nookbook version of the Omen Machine. What am I going to do?? I didn't want a paper copy; too much to carry. I've been waiting MONTHS. Whyyy :'(
Back to top Go down
Memnoch
Secondary Character
avatar

Posts : 248
Join date : 2009-06-02

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:09 pm

Don't bother. It's truly bad. Soul of the Fire bad. Pillars of Creation bad. Actually, its worse than both put together.
Back to top Go down
RainCloud
Primary Character


Posts : 325
Join date : 2010-03-10
Age : 28

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:56 pm

Well, since I had that trouble, they supposedly refunded me. Yet I was able to download it today so I think I accidentally got it for free... The curiosity will kill me if I don't read it though. I liked Soul of Fire Sad PoC was just bad because R+K weren't really in it and it somewhat lacked the continuity. So how is it similar, out of curiosity?
Back to top Go down
Confessor Kahlan
Primary Character
avatar

Posts : 810
Join date : 2009-05-31
Age : 44
Location : In the palace at Farilay

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:10 am

To give you a different perspective, RC, I enjoyed it. But don't listen to others' opinions. Read it and form your own opinion about it.
Back to top Go down
RainCloud
Primary Character


Posts : 325
Join date : 2010-03-10
Age : 28

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:36 pm

I'm reading it now. About half way through. I don't think its bad. But frankly,
Spoiler:
 
Back to top Go down
Memnoch
Secondary Character
avatar

Posts : 248
Join date : 2009-06-02

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:01 pm

But... only like 4 months have passed :p
Back to top Go down
RainCloud
Primary Character


Posts : 325
Join date : 2010-03-10
Age : 28

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:17 pm

But the entire series has spanned years! It just isn't fair :'(
Back to top Go down
rainshadow
Compulsive Writer
Compulsive Writer
avatar

Posts : 2294
Join date : 2009-05-25
Age : 37
Location : SW Kansas

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:04 pm

Memnoch wrote:
Don't bother. It's truly bad. Soul of the Fire bad. Pillars of Creation bad. Actually, its worse than both put together.

I consider this a ringing endorsement. :p

_________________

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about getting out there and dancing in the rain.

We should create a loop. That way when he gets back he can feel jealous that he's been out of it.
Back to top Go down
http://worldbuildersguild.forumotion.net
Deano
Secondary Character
avatar

Posts : 106
Join date : 2010-04-11
Age : 32
Location : Michigan

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:24 pm

Quote :
The new book is finished. Title to be revealed this week. We hope everyone is enjoying 2013 thus far. We've got a big year ahead.

Quote :
Thanks again, everyone. Great seeing all of this excitement. And to confirm, yes, this book is the sequel to THE OMEN MACHINE and it will be printed by Tor. No firm release date yet, but it should be within a few months.

From Terry's Facebook page.



As much as I want to find out what happens next, can't seem to find the excitement for this one just yet. Hopefully we'll get more details to help with that lack. Poke!
Back to top Go down
Dinwar
Primary Character


Posts : 412
Join date : 2009-10-08

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:32 pm

Memnoch wrote:
Don't bother. It's truly bad. Soul of the Fire bad. Pillars of Creation bad. Actually, its worse than both put together.
Soul of the Fire was one of my favorites. Okay, yes, the chicken thing was a bit obnoxious, but the rest of the book was extremely good. It demonstrated the futility of the type of political manuvering that dominates fantasy literature these days. It was basically Goodkind saying "Yes, I know this stuff is popular. It's also futile."

It also laid the foundation for a lot of the rest of the series. Richard first started thinking of magic as art at that point, for example (or at least, first put words to it). Kahlan was beaten, probably making her barren. Richard went into the crisis of conscience that (for anyone who remembers) Cara's Fangirl used to say was the pinical of the series.

As for Pillars of Creation, I enjoyed it. It was wildly different, and it was interesting to see that world through someone else's eyes. You got to see someone make the journy Nicci made, the journy Victor made.

As for The Omen Machine, like I said before, characterization was all off. It's as if Goodkind's heart wasn't in it--as if he was just writing from one end of the story to the otherr, without pausing to occasionally look back. That's one reason I'm not overly excited about a new book: the last one damaged the characters I've come to love, and I don't want that to happen again.
Back to top Go down
Calwyn
Sidekick
avatar

Posts : 1067
Join date : 2009-06-03
Age : 31
Location : Ercildoune

PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:18 pm

I enjoyed Pillars of Creation in its own right, but once the series was over I really questioned its purpose within the rest of the series. It seemed like Goodkind wrote two books (Pillars and Naked Empire) just for the sake of being able to have the POCs walk into the new world Richard created at the end.

He could have easily gone from Faith of the Fallen right to Chainfire and the series would not have been any worse off.

As for this new book, I'm not really excited about it at all but I'll read it when it comes out.

_________________
"You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood."

"What mood is that?"

"Last minute panic.”
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Omen Machine   

Back to top Go down
 
Omen Machine
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Hot Tub Time Machine [Open]
» Pretty Hate Machine characters (on Gaia).
» Iccy's Flying Machine, Mk 10, Test 1
» Viktor, the Machine's Herald
» Machine Guns and Mexicans

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The World Builders Guild :: General Discussion Forums :: Entertainment Drabble :: Books & Literature-
Jump to: