Well primarily I am on a sci-fi diet this month but I hope to squeeze in time for the start of two serious. The First is Jordan's start to The Wheel of Time, while the second is Magicians Apprentice, by Fiest. Seeing as I haven't read either author, I am rather eager to dig in.
October 4th, 2002, 06:49 PM
Go Feist first, Shef!
October 5th, 2002, 12:55 AM
Well, I just finished the seventh installment of the Wheel of Time (The Crown of Swords), and was utterly amazed. I don't understand what was so bad about it. Sure, there were some cheasy moments with Min and Rand, but hey, the action scenes were spectacular.
SPOILER(don't say I didn't warn you)
And Rand finally killed Sammael in that riveting battle in Shadar Logoth. That was awesome! And when the Seanchan invaded Ebou Dar, and when Mat fought that gholam thingamabob, and the fight between Rand and Padan Fain. I mean, it was pee-in-your-pants-excitement. It was one of the best yet, right next to The Fires of Heaven.
So I'd like to ask you guys if The Path of Daggers is any good, because I haven't heard many great things said of it. I'm kind of scared to read it......
I am deciding to take a break from WoT, and just started Eddings' Belgariad series. That shouldn't take me too long, so after that I'm reading The Dragonbone Chair, and then The Path of Daggers.
October 5th, 2002, 02:05 AM
I'd say books 7 and 8 are probably the least inventive of the lot, but I enjoyed all of them. His plots get back to their very best in book 9 IMO.
October 5th, 2002, 02:57 AM
Nero, most people say "Path of Daggers" is the weakest book but most people think "Crown of Swords" is the second weakest. As you loved CoS you probably wan't have a problem with it. Lots action in it with some good battles.
October 5th, 2002, 03:23 AM
I just finished Wizardborn by David Farland, which I enjoyed. Although the series isn't great, I have enjoyed each successive book more then its predesessor.
Since everyone here is busy reading Ash by Mary Gentle, I feel compelled to read the only book of hers that I own; Golden Witchbreed. This was recommended to me by a friend whose taste I mostly trust, so I guess that's next. Golden Fool would have been next if a) it were actually here and b) it wasn't missing a chapter. *l* How does one determine if the edition is the faulty one anyway?