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Submitted by Anonymous
(Dec 11, 2009)
Having heard of Eddings and willing to discover more fantasy litterature I went for The Dreamers (at least the 3 first books).. to my greatest disappointment..
So predictable, redundant (same scenario for each book with the same boring characters) and obviously bad in character's dialogs, etc.. that I had to discover something else from Eddings to be sure there were not all the same.
I am now starting The Belgariad serie (thanks to some reviews I read in here) and it's a recomfort.
If you are willing to discover Eddings don't start by The Dreamers!!
Submitted by email@example.com
(Oct 28, 2009)
Not having read any of David Eddings books before this but Loving the genre I found this book very good compared to others I've read. After reading this series I tried to read his older ones and found I couldn't. I didn't find them as exciting as this one was. The Dreamers series was the best thing I've read in years.
there were several characters you could try to relate to and the humor was something I greatly enjoyed. While others dont seem to enjoy the books I've found that I have.
Submitted by Joan L
(Oct 16, 2009)
I am very disappointed in this series.
I have been a long time fan of David Eddings and enjoyed the first three volumes of this set, although the plots were sometimes predictable, and the characters not as well rounded as in previous books.
The final volume however was abysmal.
The same scenes repeated over and over from different people's perspectives, as though he couldn't make up his mind which point of view was best, was irritating to say the least, but the ending was about the worst that I have ever read.
That 'it never happened' idea did not work for Dallas, and doesn't work here.
All right so Longbow gets a happy ending, but what about everyone else?
The evil church that got wiped out, is now back in existence; the people who had talked about wiping out slavery now never had that talk; Rabbit now never has his true talents recognised; Narasan would be back to begging; the Maags and Trogs would never have made friends; and the goddess who died, would not have dones so because the war never happened!
Poorly thought out, hurriedly written. I can only assume a deadline loomed too close.
If you are thinking of buying it, I would advise borrowing it instead. Don't waste your money.
Submitted by Anonymous
(Aug 18, 2009)
Having read and enjoyed Edding's previous series, I was extremely disappointed in the dreamers set. I waited until all books were out and purchase all so as to bee able to read at one time. It's not unusual to take a while to get into new characters and plot... but this time it never happened. Forced myself to finish. Took a month and a half (expected
one or two weeks) and was glad when finished. Never got into any characters, plot was simple, predictable and repititious. Hard to believe this was written by the same author that brought us the classic Belgariad and Mallrean series. Don't waste your time or money.
Submitted by Blomers
(Mar 31, 2009)
I have just finished the final book in the series, and words cannot describe my disappointment. The story is bland and predictable, the writing childish, and the ending renders the whole of the rest of the book null and void. Where have the intricate plots, deep characters and genuine emotion gone from the earlier works?
I felt nothing for the characters in these books. Some might as well not have been there. Trenicia for example - the only real love interest but she hardly figured. The death of one of the main characters should have attempted at least some emotional reaction, but as none of the character's family seemed to care a jot, neither did I.
The regular repeating of storyline was most irritating. Even when there was an attempt to show the storyline from the perspective of different characters, you had almost exactly the same words. It was pointless and felt like a cut and paste exercise to fill out the book. Big chunks of storyline were repeated when characters described to other characters what had just happened - sometimes several times.
Each of the books revolved around a major battle, so the general plot of the series soon became clear. I was hoping for a twist to that plot but it never came. What made things worse was that each of the battles was almost identical, and each was won by an act that made all other acts up to that point irrelevant.
This set of books felt as if it was cobbled together with very little thought or care, and has pretty much destroyed the name Eddings as a consistently great fantasy writer. I loved the earlier works, and will read them again and again, but these books are going straight to the charity shop.