Fifth Sorceress by Robert Newcomb(29 ratings)
|Submitted by Anonymous |
This book is treated as a God in my household. After years of listening to people rant on about "harry potter" and how it was the best example of fantasy for years, i felt like giving up on the genre. However, as soon as i picked up this book i was hooked. The creatures are intelligently created, bloodstalkers and minions etc. They didn't just appear out of nowhere, they had purpose, they had meaning. Yes, it took a while to get up to the coronation scene, but as soon as i reached it i couldn't relieve my hands of the heavy book in them. I love how Robert isn't afraid to make his characters suffer, how many times does Tristan get his ass kicked within the first book? Many! Aswell as the other characters, they suffer from mental abuse and physical abuse, all of which make their characters more interesting. The sorceress were well written, however i believe some were rather useless and i would have enjoyed looking into their characters a bit more.
|Submitted by Martin |
As fantasy writers go, Robert Newcomb has a pretty good imagination and can apply it to a plot. But unfortunately, that's his only attribute as a writer. I have read nearly 150 fantasy books in the past 5 years and for me this was bottom of the pile by a long way. The only reason I managed to finish it at all was because it was so unremittingly bad that that began to hold a sort of fascination in itself.
|Submitted by Andrew |
Good premise? Yes. Good array of characters? In a way, yes. Bad execution? Oh yeah!