Wit'Ch War by James Clemens(22 ratings)
|Series||Banned and the Banished|
|Submitted by Brys |
This novel is flawed in many ways, and has continued the unfortunate trend of the series weakening as it has progressed. The basic plot is relatively simple, and it requires you to have read the two earlier in the series. This follows primarily the adventures of the girl Elena in trying to find the blood diary. The mage Greshym and his master are the main antagonists. The novel is not particularly badly written, from a language viewpoint. Certainly, it is not remarkable for being well-written, but it is slightly better than Eddings average - which is not saying much, admittedly. The characterisation is the weakest I have ever read, as Clemens changes his ridiculously unambiguous characters to fit his plot, he will not allow any major "good" character to die and they lack all believability - for example, Er'ril, a hardened warrior who has lived for 500 years, who has seen his country invaded, destroyed, ruined by a "dark lord", acts as an entirely compassionate, reasonable individual with no flaws, is horrified when he finds out that one of the characters gave some people poison for a merciful, painless death.
|Submitted by rune |
The 3rd instalment on the Banned and the Bannished series, is the thickest so far. I felt the plot picked up quite well, and there were more interesting storylines to follow. I enjoyed the use of magic and once again new interesting characters are included. The idea of a mermaid bonded with a dragon was brilliant, and I liked the relationship between the mermaid and the darkrider who ended up being the black dragon too. The war scenes are a bit long and drawn out, but the story ended on a high note.
|Submitted by Rodney Powell |
His series is tied with Martin's Song of Fire and Ice as my favorite! Clemens once again puts us
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