When I read Tigana, I didn't realise what a huge impact it had. I think about various parts of the novel quite often, even now after so many other books. Lions was very enjoyable, although it doesn't pop into my head like Tigana.
Ysabel, or usable as my kindle fire prefers to name it, is a good story but... and there's the problem as I'm not entirely sure what was lacking. The characters engaged me, the plot entertained me, I learnt some more history. I don't have a problem with young protagonists, I don't mind the modern setting. So not sure why it sticks at three stars. Perhaps it'll play on my mind and suddenly become my favourite tale.
Still, worth reading, plus it isn't very long.
Wow, I finished this yesterday. I feel very satisfied with it. I also think that Sanderson has done a pretty amazing job, taken a huge series and finished it off in keeping with the writer's wishes.
So, what do I think? Overall I'm happy with it although there are quibbles. I mean the obvious one is Bela, really, dead! What were you thinking! The other deaths I can live with, no pun intended. I felt Egwene' s storyline worked well, as did the others. Trying not to be too spoilery here. I've read reviews criticising the Lan arc, it so worked for me.
My favourites mainly survived, woohoo. Also, you can see how the characters lives can carry on after the story, which I've really begun to like in a tale.
Thanks to Jon for encouraging me to read on past the braid tugging and dress switching, oh and the spanking!
I'm about a third through this final volume. I have say that I'm enjoying it immensely. Last night, as I read way too late, I read descriptions of Alludra' s dragons whilst the neighbourhood set off their fireworks. Atmospheric.
Can it all be finalized in the remaining 600 pages?
Interesting book, quite liked the idea of the furies. Would've liked to explore this more guess that's why it's a series! I shall read on.
Imported my books, not allowed my name - Helen and want my black cat avatar.
I've read this as a monthly read on the other site. There is an element of magic in it but to such a small degree that I can't file it as fantasy. I noticed that some have filed it 'horror' and others 'YA', I don't agree with this either.
So, this is a story about a young boy growing up whilst big events unfold around him. There is a murder, some racism, tragedy -I did cry; but mainly everyday life of a twelve year old boy.
I did enjoy it and have given it four stars, there are times when the book is boring, or at least nothing happens.
Ooops stuck on italics! Definitely worth reading, perhaps not worth as much wordage in italic!
Hi, I'm not sure if I need to evacuate from GR or not as yet but thought perhaps I should prepare. Some people are being mistreated and I think this is the beginning rather than the end.
Don't expect any great essays, if I was that way inclined I wouldn't keep putting off the special needs assignment that I don't want to write - too much of my reading time will be taken by its reading time.
Currently reading Boy's Life. Is it fantasy? Well, certainly not yet, I'm about half way. It's a conundrum as I like it, it's well written, has developed characters but it's also boring in that nothing really happens. I will read on, but I can't see it changing from the gentle read that it is.