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Dannis

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What generation of characters did you like most.
« on: February 27, 2006, 10:04:32 PM »

In your opinion what generation of characters did you like the most and why? I'm breaking it into riftwar  (pug, tomas, borric, arutha, lyam, jimmy, etc.), krondors sons (young borric, erland, nicholas, etc.), riftwar legacy (older jimmy, locklear, owyn, gorath, william etc.), serpentwar (erik, roo, dash, jimmy, older conDoins, etc.), and conclave of shadows (tal, kaspar, magnus, caleb, etc.).

My order would be
1. serpent war (first series I read and had so many likeable characters)
2. riftwar (pug, tomas, it was the beginning)
3. krondor's sons (show the beginnings of the serpentwar-age rulers of the knigdom)
4. riftwar legacy (not a very good series but filled in that space of time of the character's lives)
5. conclave (interesting characters but felt least attached)

You've seen my opinion, discuss.
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Suli Abul

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2006, 11:08:08 PM »

Riftwar
Conclave
Serpentwar

I don't really class the Krondor Sons as a catergory  I just outrightly love Ghuda and Suli anyways.
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2006, 05:56:53 AM »

Riftwar characters are the best IMO
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2006, 06:32:04 AM »

I'll go Riftwar. I'm assuming you're including the Legends books (Honoured Enemy, etc) in that category? Since it's my opinion that Hartraft and Bovai are two of the better characters found in any of the Midkemian books, I'll go with that timeframe.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2006, 06:40:24 AM »

Oh yeah, forgot about them. What was the Ranger's name that was with the Marauders?
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2006, 06:42:26 AM »

Gregory of Natal
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2006, 06:47:40 AM »

That's the guy, I liked him and the elf (im losing my touch, I cant remember names nowdays  )
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2006, 10:18:46 AM »

In order: (favourite to least favourite)

Riftwar:- Pug, Arutha, Tomas, Roland, the Tsurani (gotta love Hocho), Laurie,  - it's all good

Krondor's Sons:- Borric, Nicky, Ghuda, Suli, Praji/Vaja and Nakor

Empire Trilogy:- Mara, Kevin, Keyoke, Pape, the rest  - a lot of very strong characters, and some of the most interesting.

Conclave/Darkwar - Tal, Kaspar, Caleb, Amafi, Tad and Zane - some real good characters there.

Honoured Enemy (not Legends altogether) - Dennis, Jurgen (sp?), Tinuva, the Tsurani, Gregory of Natal

Sepentwar - Erik and Roo (of course) Bobby, the other "desperate men" and Nakor at his best IMO

Riftwar Legacy... *cough, cough*
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2006, 02:35:59 PM »

Definatly Riftwar, athough they are completly invented I always felt sad when one of them died...in the other series I didn't care much.
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2006, 04:57:02 PM »

It always seems like people always prefer the first series (or book) that they read. I'm no different. My order would be:

1. Riftwar: I always feel a sentimental tie to Pug, Tomas, Martin, Arutha and Garrett.
2. Krondor's Sons: Nicky and the twins, along with Ghuda, Suli and of course Nakor
3. Serpentwar: I really liked Erik and how his character developed.
4. Conclave was a good story, but I didn't feel the attachment that the other series' invoked. It's strange because Ray still took the time to develop the characters from their childhood, helping the reader understand why they turn out the way they do, like the other series.
5. Riftwar legacy: Didn't care much for the characters or the story.

As always, this is my opinion only, and I know everyone has their own favorites. Great idea for a thread, Dannis.
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2006, 10:27:43 AM »

I'll put in a 2nd vote for Martin Longbow's order of preference.  It is exactly the order I would have come up with myself.  Great minds, you know.
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2006, 05:24:31 PM »

there's something i just don't like about the blood that followed
Arutha, Lyam etc.. I really loved the first generation of Riftwar characters. Hartraft and some of the other characters in HE
also won me over..
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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2006, 10:16:43 PM »

Quote from: ultimate_ed
I'll put in a 2nd vote for Martin Longbow's order of preference.  It is exactly the order I would have come up with myself.  Great minds, you know.

I third that.
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2006, 07:45:21 AM »

The empire trilogy and the riftwar saga take it out for me, ah the good old days.
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2006, 01:32:32 PM »

Im going to make a little variation on Tal's but that's essentially mine so: switching around Krondor's Son's and Honoured Enemy, never read Empire Trilogy so no comment (I'll get the whole thing out when I next go to the library, right now looking for Faerie Tale {library book} which I suspect is in melbourne)
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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2006, 05:14:06 PM »

I like the characters in rift war better but i like the stry of serpentwar better
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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2006, 08:04:46 PM »

Quote from: Suli Abul
That's the guy, I liked him and the elf (im losing my touch, I cant remember names nowdays  )

Tinuva!

Riftwar including HE, specially Martin, Dolgan, Thomas, Hartraft, Tinuva!

And second Serpentwar: Biggo, Sarge loungville, Calis, Sho-pi (Sho-pi rocks!!) etc!
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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2006, 11:35:22 AM »

I also love miranda and katala, and gamina, and william, and kulgan... thats two generations really. meh?
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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2006, 04:59:49 PM »

If the characters in the Conclave era were written as well as in the Riftwar saga, then i'd go with them. However, they aren't...so I prefer the early ones more.
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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2006, 12:38:38 PM »

The Riftwar, definately. I also liked Nicholas and Nakor very much (Haha, Nakor, which generation is that?). And several of the Legacy characters. (Haha, I'm different  ) Didn't care much for the older Jimmy and Locky, though. The younger Jimmy was a lot better. I expect it was his... insolence? XD
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