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Old Mar 24 2007, 03:16 PM   #1
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Hi all, new to the forum, but anything but new to the Freedom books! I've read them many many times, and enjoyed them all immensely. Except for 4 that is, I didn't feel I needed another book after 3. My only problem with this series though is the prevalence of discrepencies - rock squats, fowl or mammal?, Coo and Pess - Rugarians one book, Deskis another, etc. I can allow for mistakes here and there, since there are just sooooo many characters/terms/etc, but there were just too many to ignore. Anyone else agree? I still love the books, and will continue to reread them, but I admit that every time I do those mistakes bug me more.
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Old Mar 24 2007, 05:12 PM   #2
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Anne is not famed for her continunity or accuracy in terms of time lines etc between books of a series. Either they bug you a lot or you learn to love them as just one of Anne's things. I can't say I noticed any of those mistakes but I would probably only have read those books twice, maybe the 4th one only once.
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Old Mar 25 2007, 05:20 AM   #3
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Some of us made it kind of a job to try to explain/reson the descripancies away (most of the time seriously, the rest in a funny way). Mary is right though... will you believe I never even noticed that many in the Freedom series (Pern being my forte).

And I agree with the fourth Freedom book, but I still treasure it because it is dedicated to me (Elrhan)!

Alright, alright, to me and maybe 50 other fans but still
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Old Mar 25 2007, 08:14 AM   #4
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Hmm, like Hans I haven't really noticed many discrepancies in the Freedom books, probably because I haven't reread them as many times as Pern.

I do really like the series, but also agree the fourth book was not necessary and as good an ending to the series as the third would have been.
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I liked the fourth book, although it's just about screaming for a fifth to conclude the series. I really want to see the Farmer homeworld.
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