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Fyrehawk
11-19-2003, 07:50 AM
I'm just curious -- who has been able to find all three books and read them? For myself, it took several weeks to find the books as they are out print.

Cheers.

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Fyrehawk
11-19-2003, 07:50 AM
I'm just curious -- who has been able to find all three books and read them? For myself, it took several weeks to find the books as they are out print.

Cheers.

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Kosh-
11-19-2003, 07:55 AM
I have them, I bought them as they were released. I wish I had been able to afford 'em in hard-cover, but I am happy with the paperback versions. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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mrflippy2
11-19-2003, 10:27 AM
I've read the first one a long time ago...

My friend has them all in hard cover... I think I'll try to borrow them http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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CAGrayWolf
11-19-2003, 10:45 AM
I have all the books ...

Hard Cover
PaperBack - US Release
PaperBack - UK Release
Audio Books

creativ82
11-19-2003, 11:02 AM
Heh heh. I got them when the second book was still new! I have all the hardcover, paperback, australian paperback (shipping was costly on that one!), and the audio tapes for each one. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif And belive it or not, I actually typed them. Well, I never got around to finishing BoD. It's just for reference should I need to find any information in them.

Great books! I love them!

Timyorke
11-19-2003, 11:43 AM
I have read them all a few times. i got them as the second came out as well. so good. are they out of print? the barnes and nobles near my house restocks them all the time. i see them being bought.

twoaz1
11-19-2003, 11:47 AM
We've got them all in paperback. We got them several years ago however.

We're quick to recommend them to anyone look for a great read! They're real page turners and among our favorites.

~two

ChaosDent
11-19-2003, 11:51 AM
I have the collection in hardcover from the first US release: 1995, 1996 and 1997. They are all enjoyable reads in their own right, and they make up the best auxillary material to any computer game I have ever played.

If you look at the acknoledgements page before each book you will find some interesting names. At least one should be very familliar if you've played Uru.

DVous
11-19-2003, 12:01 PM
I have all 3 in hardcover. I bought them as they were released. I loved the first one, liked the second one, and kinda lost interest during the third one (although I did finish it).

Arnium
11-19-2003, 12:10 PM
I am still trying to locate The book of Atrus.

Farlesis
11-19-2003, 12:58 PM
I have the 'Book of Ti'ana' in hardback and came across it purely by accident in a bookshop not relising they had written any books, so of course I bought it straight away. But I haven't seen any of the others.

Almlys
11-19-2003, 01:41 PM
The other day i saw the hardcover version of the 3 books, in a little shop near my house, i'm going to buy them because i have the paper versions, and i want the beatiful maps that come with the hardcover version.
It's interesant, the BOA of that shop was reimpressed the 2001.
O yes, the books are in Spanish, but i was interesed, in the English version of the books, but making a search, i see that it's very dificult to get them.

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AnubisSL5
11-19-2003, 01:47 PM
yes i also need to get my hardcovers i red them all (realy good)!! and i want like sorta a collection of the hard and soft with the stuff inside the front cover. I ALSO HAVE SEEN THE MOVIES!!!!!!!!ya knoe why cause im from the future!!

Dillenger69
11-19-2003, 01:56 PM
I just ordered them from Amazon via the links at Cyan.
The shipping actually cost more than the books.
If you aren't a collector and just want a readable paperback you can get them each for around a couple of bucks.

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Fritzken
11-19-2003, 02:00 PM
I've read the first two Artemis Fowl novels. But I guess that doesn't count, right? Even though it's about Lower Earth People 'n all?

Anyway, they're hilarious http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Simplicidade
11-19-2003, 04:49 PM
Doesn anyone know where they can be found? Can they be ordered?? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

pat_trick
11-19-2003, 04:58 PM
I'd recommend looking on Ebay. Or any other number of auction sites.

I'm tempted to say I'll lend my books out (I have all 3 hardcover), but I'm afraid I'd never get them back. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

-patman

CuzinJohn
11-19-2003, 05:00 PM
I have them all in Hardback too. I just did a quick eBay search, and found a handful of all 3, 1st edition, hardback... for those of you looking to get them.

Alkyne
11-19-2003, 06:23 PM
Someone said beautiful maps...as in plural. Was there more than one? I only got a map with the second book! I'm going to have to re-buy the other two if this is the case.

Mowog
11-19-2003, 09:41 PM
I've read all three, but only own the first two. I borrowed the third from a friend.

Alpha2010
11-19-2003, 10:21 PM
The Book of Tiana is the best of the three. It is also our only glimpse into D'ni society before its collapse.

endeavor21
11-20-2003, 01:57 AM
Ironically, the only book of the three I have hardcover is the Book of D'ni, which happens to be the one I dislike most .... er, like least.

I really need to give the first two a good reread, at least before heading into Uru Live (which will likely not be until summer when I have the time and it has the stability). I think Book of Atrus has more literary value, and does seem to capture the slow, ethereal, and exploratory nature of the games. Book of Ti'ana certainly seems a lot more pertinent, more of a history piece, even though it's more action-oriented than BoA.

I found Book of D'ni ultimately tedious, to say the least. "And so the 50,000 men traveled onto the field. But lo! there were 3,000,000 to meet them! There was battle and 6,205,592,364 met their death! And then the Circle of an Obligatory Abstract Nature had to be closed." What!?

But that's just me. Maybe. I really did like the first two.

AnubisSL5
11-20-2003, 06:42 AM
yes i did not like the 3d book either only the begining part. but anyway, i dont know if this is true but i herd someone say of a 4th book wich is commin out? the book of marrim or somthin? i dont know

AFGNCAAP
11-20-2003, 06:56 AM
I was lucky to get my hardcover set directly from Cyan while they were still selling stuff themselves. They're even signed by Rand!

The detail on them is amazing and the "aged" pages are a nice touch. A light read 'thou.

Mistyri
11-20-2003, 09:59 AM
Read 'em, loved 'em, own 'em (in paperback, but still..)

Awesome books. I especially recommend the Book of Atrus.

You can get it for like 2 bucks on Amazon, plus shipping (which comes out to about 4.75).

Kwartha
11-20-2003, 10:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by endeavor21:
Ironically, the only book of the three I have hardcover is the Book of D'ni, which happens to be the one I dislike most .... er, like least.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I personally love the Book of D'ni. I didn't find myself really getting into it until the turning point. Reading that chapter the first time shocked me pretty hard, and I almost weap every time I re-read it. Maybe I just didn't think about it enough, but I honestly didn't see it coming.

They aren't the best books on earth, or even terribly well written for fantasy books. But if you're a Myst fan then you'll understand what they're talking about in a way no non-fan could. The characters are close to your heart already, and to read about the personal tragedies they've suffered is moving to say the least.