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Works => Warchild => Topic started by: MukiMichael on February 27, 2010, 11:13:52 pm

Title: Favourite "world" in Warchild?
Post by: MukiMichael on February 27, 2010, 11:13:52 pm
By world I mean the situations and the enviroments we're thrust into; Jos' experience on the Ghengis Khan, the time spent on Aaian-na or the time with Macedon.

Mine is the time we spend on Mac. I love the characters on Macedon, as well as the training period which, as a former Army Reservist, was particularly great to read. I thought the description of the various battles, skirmishes were well written, especially the battle that closes out the novel. Something about the world which Karin created aboard Macedon was unique, and having read the book about six times since I first bought it, I'm always anxious just to get to that part of the novel.

Title: Re: Favourite "world" in Warchild?
Post by: eternaleponine on February 28, 2010, 08:19:05 am
My favorite "world" is also Macedon.  Most of my favorite characters are there, and that is where all of the main characters end up coming together.  I was so disappointed when we found out there wasn't going to be a fourth book any time soon, because I was really looking forward to seeing what happened next on Macedon, now that they can't go in system and they've got all of the surviving Archangel crew on board, etc.  Maybe someday.

Title: Re: Favourite "world" in Warchild?
Post by: Ritla on February 28, 2010, 09:42:28 am
Although all of my favorite characters are on the Macedon, my favorite world is the pirate world, on the two Khans. I'm into the whole shadowy underworld thing. Then it would probably be the Macedon, and then Aaian-na, followed somewhere along the way by Ryan's rich boy world on station, then maybe Grace, then maybe the prison. I like the pirate world because it works opposite to the way that the real world is ideally supposed to work, no following the law and basic goodness and human decency there, right? Illegality and exploitation and cruel and criminal intent is the norm, so while it's hardly rainbow-fluffy, it's the most interesting to me.   

Title: Re: Favourite "world" in Warchild?
Post by: Inktrap on February 28, 2010, 10:30:19 am
I'm also a fan of the Mac. It's just so energetic! Aaian-na is more calm and proper, and the Ghengis Khan is only without rules in the appearance. The time Jos and Yuri spent over there was very strict andů well, hopeless, I suppose. Ryan's world felt almost boring, the energy and people, fake. The people in the Macedon are sincere and beaming with energy.

Title: Re: Favourite "world" in Warchild?
Post by: Andtheodyssey on February 28, 2010, 10:48:02 am
My favorite "world" is also aboard the Macedon, not only because most of my favorite characters are on it, but because I find it to be the most familiar setting. To me, the Macedon represents both order and idealism. I myself am a very orderly person and would probably thrive in that military environment. But probably my favorite aspect is the idealism part, where it is the ship of second chances. I love the characters partly because they screwed up their "first chance" but are willing to change and put some of their darker days behind them. It is also the characters' conviction to do the right thing despite opposition from the government that makes the Macedon most appealing. Maybe this particular theme was what made me choose my first username on the old forum.

But I do also love Aaian-na because it's so fascinating and alien yet vaguely familiar. There are certain aspects that almost remind me of medieval Japan or the Middle East with the martials arts and the beautiful, intricate writing. I love learning about different cultures and languages, and I hope that future books include more of Aaian-na, and not just Nan'hade.

I agree with you, Inktrap. The Macedon has a certain energy that is just so appealing and exciting to read. Aaian-na goes at a slower pace, the Khan is dark and bleak, and Astro is just artificial and depressing.

Title: Re: Favourite "world" in Warchild?
Post by: MukiMichael on February 28, 2010, 11:55:33 am
Ritla, I think Macedon is ambigious which is why I love it. No one group is completely "good" or "bad".  And really in the world of Warchild its the best way to deal with the circumstances and survive.

Title: Re: Favourite "world" in Warchild?
Post by: melissamyth on March 01, 2010, 01:12:30 pm
My favorite world is also the Mac. I love the character interactions aboard the ship.

Title: Re: Favourite "world" in Warchild?
Post by: Shaz on March 01, 2010, 11:46:25 pm
Aaian-na, hands down!

Title: Re: Favourite "world" in Warchild?
Post by: Karin Low on March 06, 2010, 12:42:20 am
If you guys haven't read the Warchild section of my main site, I talk about the future books and what they would entail. Book 4 would definitely entail more Macedon and the pirate world. And seeing the alien world up close would  be a little more down the line. :)

This is so interesting for me to read, so thanks for all the thoughts!

Title: Re: Favourite "world" in Warchild?
Post by: Khantael on March 08, 2010, 07:16:54 pm
Macedon. I had one of those "I was enjoying this, why must this happen? :(" moments when initially I found out we were heading there, then of course it was even better to me than the previous bit! I couldn't rightly complain at that.

That said I also really liked the pirate stuff, both at the beginning at the end. Not quite as much as Macedon, and it's possibly to do with page time... but enough to really like it.

Title: Re: Favourite "world" in Warchild?
Post by: Andtheodyssey on March 08, 2010, 07:48:02 pm
I did like the later scenes aboard the Khan in Warchild. I'm always, without fail, at the edge of my seat whenever I read them. :) One of my favorite parts of the book.

Title: Re: Favourite "world" in Warchild?
Post by: Ritla on March 20, 2010, 08:35:34 am
I really like those later seens as well (obviously, as I named them as my favorites) but the don't keep me at the end of my seat, thankfully, seeing that I used to read them when I wanted something to read before going to bed at night and nothing else was on hand and edge-y wouldn't have worked too well to that end. Well, that is after the first time I read it and I was sure that no one I liked was going to die, at least.

Title: Re: Favourite "world" in Warchild?
Post by: Aziraphale on June 28, 2010, 02:18:24 pm
Definitely Macedon. All the characters I love are there. I really liked Aaian-na and how it was described but in the end the parts on Macedon are the scenes I re-read time and time again. From the moment Jos met Captain Azarcon I wanted to know more about this ship and the people who live there and the novel really didn't disappoint... even in the two other novels the parts I love most are on Macedon. I have such a vivid image of the corridors, the jet-deack, the quarters ect. that while re-reading the entire novels the first scene on Macedon feels like coming home.

Title: answer
Post by: HelenJames on July 28, 2010, 05:29:54 pm
I think we all get a little bit distracted from the main topicstarter's theme

Title: Re: answer
Post by: Karin Low on July 29, 2010, 04:15:36 pm
I think we all get a little bit distracted from the main topicstarter's theme

Welcome Helen!

Title: Re: Favourite "world" in Warchild?
Post by: Imogen on January 17, 2011, 08:09:49 am
For me, it's Aaian-na.
At the beginning I was so skeptical of the place, but reading on it felt like being there, learning about it and gradually it started feeling like home. So as awesome as I think Macedon is, it will never be on the same level as Aaian-na.

Title: Re: Favourite "world" in Warchild?
Post by: Otter on December 06, 2016, 05:26:06 pm
been a long long time, and I hope everyone is doing well.


I came across this image not too long ago, and thoughts of Aaian-na came roaring back, as it is so strikingly similar to how I pictured the houses. I just wanted to share, and I wonder how far off I was in my mind's eye

for some context, this is a refurbished 1930's traditional Korean home in Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, South Korea.

even has some pictographic/script lining the walls and cross beams! though I imagine the striv symbols would look a little different  ;)