Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts(26 ratings)
|Title||Curse of the Mistwraith|
|Series||Wars of Light and Shadow|
|Submitted by Anonymous |
Janny Wurtz's book, curse of the mist wraith was a book of few ideas. All of which were brilliant, however they were few indeed. the book was inadequately paced and i found that i lost interest in the slow parts. The concept of the reader choosing the hero of this conflict was a spectacle to say the least. This idea has the potential to challenge the reader and give a new perspective on those society has dictated to be heroic and villainous. It was this concept that motivated me to read through this book and through a number of her other novels. I am not a “hard” fantasy reader and as such, what will inspire the imaginations of other readers, because it is truly beautiful writing, just seemed to me as drug use. I give this book a solid three out of five, as i perceive the story line as predictable and of poor pacing, Janny Wurtz still is able to capture my imagination with her spectacular writing and challenging concepts.
|Submitted by Chris Darroch |
This book was my introduction to Janny Wurtz and have made it a point to buy anything of hers I have seen since.
|Submitted by Sffallen |
Curse of the Mistwraith is the book with which I discovered Janny Wurts and is probably still my favourite. It is wordy and indeed a slow read in places, but, as in all her works, it is the epitome of artful, thoughtful characterisation. The plot and setting are all backdrop to the central relationship between the two half-brother main characters. If you like concept driven plots typical of hard science-fiction than this one is probably not for you, however, if you like a series that can deeply probe a relationship over six books and still leave you wanting to know what is going to happen next - then this one might be for you. It rates a 5 not because it is perfect (what book is?) but because it would make any shortlist that I could think of making of books that most captured my imagination - and what more can you ask than that?
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