|Submitted by Elven Good|
(Jan 06, 2001)
I am not going to start out by saying how much fantasy I have read. I am not going to start out by comparing Lucas' story and Claremont's writing to the likes of Jordan/Martin/Brooks/Tolkien/Goodkind. I am not even going to tell you how amazing this series is. What I am going to say is that if you are a true fan of fantasy, if you are willing to give up hours of your time, if you are willing to immerse yourself in the writings of an absolute genius, then BUY these books. Claremont, a writer of the X-Men comic series for years, and Lucas, well, we know what HE did, teamed up to take the Willow movie and go before and after the events outlined there. Claremont simply blew me away with the pictures he painted, and the skillful way he explored the minds of his characters. Keep in mind, this is considered "dark" fantasy, and as such can be a bit blunt. Lastly, if I ever do sit down and put my epic story to ink, I am going to include a warrior woman like Khory Bannefinn in this series....she is AWESOME!