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« on: December 07, 2004, 01:08:33 PM »

Talking to someone on another board who I converted to Feist and she is almost up to Rage of a Demon King. She gets really into the books and very emotionally attatched so I warned her to have a big box of tissues at the ready when she reads it as to me it is the most emotional book in the Feist world so far, for me anyway.

So I ask, in your opinion which book has been the most emotional to you?
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2004, 04:31:07 PM »

I wouldn't say emotional is the word for me....but Magician was the first book i ever read that wasn't to do with school, or a childresns book.

It was completely immersive and enthralling, i was just so gutted it had too end.

Great book.
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2004, 04:58:04 PM »

Aah I have to say HE,

The proces Dennis went through really got to me, the losses and the way he slowly worked himself through that *sniff* *sniff*
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2004, 05:11:54 PM »

Now I wouldn't say I got emotional, but I did emotionally identify with the battles in the Serpentwar books. I was in the Army for a long time and have lost friends.
It awful when it happens but there is so much going on around you, you just have to bury it and carry on. I don't know if REF was in the service at all, but he did a pretty good job of showing that glory in war is a myth. You just hope to make it to the next day.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2004, 10:48:19 PM »

it must has something to do with me being a man and all, but i don't get emotional while reading a book. the only thing i get when a character dies is: 'o crap, i happend to like that one'. i especially didn't like some of the characters dying in George RR Martins work, but that's the only emotion i experience
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2004, 10:53:40 PM »

I get emotional while reading books. especially when one of my favorite characters die. or when something sad happens.
so i dont have just one book that i think is emotional.
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2004, 02:04:21 AM »

Feist books lack the emotional punch needed to get me teary-eyed.
I'll agree with Dreekz and say HE touched a deeper chord with me.


But the only book to really get me emotional was DT7 by Steve King.
That managed to draw a few tears.
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2004, 02:35:53 AM »

Feist also has never drawn too big of an emotion out of me... so far. I'm up to Rage of a Demon King (I'm finally getting to read it again!) and I hear the rest of the Serpentwar Saga gets pretty intense, so I'll wait a bit before I make up my mind.
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2004, 04:55:31 AM »

Well, I will have to say Rage of a Demon King.  Because...

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So many characters, some we had come to know since their childhoods - Jimmy, Gamina, William, Nicholas all go and get killed off.  In terms of elimination nearly a whole generation of major characters, this book really is devastating

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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2004, 11:44:32 AM »

I'll agree with Baz. I don't really get emotional in the books, I'll read it it and go "Bloody Hell Feist, you need to kill characters off better!!!"

It's like when they all just say Damn when people die in the books :lol:
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2004, 12:36:03 PM »

Yeah i would have to go with Rage of a Demon King. But i wouldnt want him to detail things to good, cause i dont want to cry all over my pages, i cherish things i adore too much, dont want it all ruined. Im going to buy his whole collection again just for a show case and ill have the other ones with ruined spines as my reading collection. Im a freak.....
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2004, 05:19:51 PM »

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I'll agree with Baz. I don't really get emotional in the books, I'll read it it and go "Bloody Hell Feist, you need to kill characters off better!!!"

It's like when they all just say Damn when people die in the books :lol:
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yeah i agree. it sucks if a character you liked dies, but if it adds to the story, and happends on a nice way it's like 'cool, now kill him again!!'
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2004, 08:29:28 AM »

The most emotional I have got over a book is Robin Hobbs Fool's fate, for Feist I have never got that emotional. I have cared about characters a lot especially in the Empire series with Mara, Lugan and Hokanu.
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2004, 12:07:45 PM »

I didnt found Rage of a Demon king very emotional, but only cause  started wit the Serpent War saga, so I didnt know all the characters yet.  I found The Kings Buccaneer a bit sad though,

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I really got into the character of nicholas, so when all the people he was supposed to protect died, i found that sad. Also the death of ghuda was hard, I almost felt  my troath tighting. I hate it when one of my favorite characters dies.


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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2004, 10:26:47 PM »

For me it was Mistress of the Empire, specifically the way it ended.  On the whole I don't get emotional reading Feist, so I guess it was Janny Wurts' influence.
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« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2004, 06:12:43 AM »

I would have to agree with Easy Ed and say that Rage really got to me. Because I've been reading these books for twenty some years and I seemed to almost watch certain characters grow up, it was hard to see them pass away.

The other book that got to me was Prince of the Blood and the death of Suli.
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« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2004, 11:13:49 AM »

Servant of the Empire, when
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« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2004, 10:15:59 PM »

By far the most emotional book is Rage of a Demon King.
Erik the best character ever invented is at his finest hour
ever

really lightiens your eyes when imagingeing erik :soldier:
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« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2004, 12:23:23 AM »

Could not say I got that emotional over any of the books though I did find the       ending of the Serpent war saga rather shocking . I think  Honoured Enemy from the legends series to have a good ending. :elf_smile:
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« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2004, 09:53:53 AM »

I have to agree with Alrin in the fact that Feist isn’t very... I don’t know...  I can get rather emotional about books, but Feist... nope.  He doesn’t really write with that much heart, and doesn’t really (and I mean, he does to an extent, but he doesn’t *really*) delve into the heart and souls of the characters so that you can see their sufferings, their joys and whatnot.  He just tells the story; that is kinda it.  Don’t get me wrong, he tells it well (otherwise I wouldn’t be reading them) but he lacks something major and vital when it comes to description and truly heartfelt scenes.

The only book that could even remotely come to contradict this is Honoured Enemy.  William Forstchen influence was greatly seen and felt in the writing of that book, making it without a doubt my favourite.  I could feel everything; the mad struggle to be rid of the dark elves, the pain as one of the characters discovered their betrayer and faced their death, the cataclysmic struggle between the two brothers at the end... it was amazing.  Instead of the usual insight from the apparent ‘hero’ of the book and their often two dimensional views, in Honoured Enemy you were offered this entire heartfelt perspective which, considering it was a Feist book, blew me away entirely.  

So yeah, without a doubt, Honoured Enemy.
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