Gideon's Dawn by Michael Warden(9 ratings)
|Submitted by Chuck Warren |
The author's book is very derivative of several other fantasy works, most specifically The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, by Stephen R. Donaldson. Warden is also a rather mediocre grammacist and storyteller. Not worth the purchase price, if you are really curious about the author's work, check your local library for a copy.
|Submitted by Jared Koenig |
A total waste of money. This story is a blatant ripoff of Stephen R. Donaldson's great work of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. The story is too similar to not notice and the names are so similar it is ludicrous. If you are considering buying one of his books, don't. Go spend it on something worthwile like Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson.
|Submitted by Josh McDonald |
Gideon's Dawn will unquestionably be compared with The Fellowship of the Ring. This is unfortunate, because it is neither fair to the author nor the reader. Michael Warden has most certainly been inspired by Tolkien. But his imagery is much more lucid and concise, and therefore more interesting. In my mind, his writing is more closely akin to the fictional works of C.S. Lewis. But his story has a much greater sense of realism and urgency; thus, it is more personal, more involving. Make no mistake - Warden is his own writer. He literally transforms a genre - too often trite and cliché - with two qualities the fantasy realm has desperately needed: creativity and truth.
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