|Submitted by Adam Moore |
(May 18, 2003)
A new breed of fantasy. Where most authors of the genre have taken the idea of fantasy to the aspects of monsters and wizards who can do anything, Modesitt has gone the other direction, delving into a world based on a balance of forces, order and chaos, he ignites (in a different aspect), the theory of "Without evil, there can be no good".
If you are searching for an action-packed novel full of all-out battles, with one on one combat on every other page, this is not the book for you. (Go read something by Salvatore instead!) But if you are a fan of fantasy in a realistic aspect (if that can be said about fantasy) this entire series is for you.
Colours of Chaos I recommend, if you are one of those people who questions "how" something happens. Actually, I suggest you read the entire saga if you are one of those people. That is what makes the books appealing, the fact that why and how everything happens are explained. For those of you who like having to read between the lines, you shall not be dissappointed. While the major plot is made obvious, the methods in which the main character uses to achieve his goals are very subtle and will keep one guessing "why" did he do that until the end.
All and all, I recommend Colours of Chaos to anyone who wants a book of believable characters and magic and who doesn't mind thinking about what they are reading.