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    Quote Originally Posted by wikidbounce View Post
    I normally prefer my books as books...
    Sigh... Me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordbd View Post
    Just bought a copy. Will happily post a review when I finish reading.
    Cool! If it's good, I'll get it. Well, to be honest, if it is mediocre, I'll still get it.
    Combatives training log.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    The online version has some supplementary video material - interviews with some of the authors, fight research for the action scenes, etc. - fan art, forum discussion on a per chapter basis, etc.
    Ideally I would get the book, so I could read through the restructured chapters at my own pace, and follow along with the chapter discussions and supplementary material online as I go.

    Last edited by wikidbounce; 5/01/2012 9:35pm at . Reason: I'm still going to wait for more reviews though.

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    Keep in mind you have to pay a subscription fee for access.

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    My paperback copy has finally arrived!!!

    I see the dedication is:

    Michael "Tinker" Pearce, Angus Trim, and Guy Windsor -- They put swords in our hands and taught us how to use them.
    There's an additional aknowledgement to Ellis Amdur too.

    I'm really looking forward to this. I just need to finish the novel I'm reading already.

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    Guy got a cite? Cool. :)

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    Update: Just realized this book is free to borrow electronically from Amazon if you have Amazon Prime

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhi108 View Post
    Agreed. I'd like to see something a,long those lines that was researched well on the Eastern side, and not just a Yellow Peril retread.
    Try the Temeraire books


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    There's an extensive video interview with the principal Mongoliad creators at

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    So I am only like 1/4 of the way through the book, but I wanted to share for those who are thinking about purchasing/borrowing it:

    It's pretty damn good. You can definitely tell that it's not a Neal Stephenson book entirely (e.g. he had other writers in on it), but its a fun read, well-paced so far, and is a cool mix of history, secret society type stuff, and marital arts fight scenes. I can't speak to the accuracy, but the fight scenes are well-written and fun.

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