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Subject: Jane Lindskold ?
Date Posted: 12/17/2009 2:19 PM ET
Member Since: 2/25/2007
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I'm so disappointed---is it just me? Or should I try more?

Her books sounded so perfect for me. I've read, in the last week "Child of a Rainless Year"--thought it was totally boring for the first two-thirds, which had none of the fantasy elements I like. The last third was OK, but that's a lot of wasted time. Then I read "Thirteen Orphans,", same thing; I felt like I was reading a textbook on Chinese mythology---which was fine to a point. But it seemed like she forgot a plot.

Her books sound great in synopsis, but when you read, it seems like something is missing.

I usually love contemporary/urban fantasy, or high epic fantasy.....

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 2:38 PM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2006
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I just gave up on Through Wolf's Eyes.  I was reading about 5 pages a day and didn't care to pick it up, so I just posted it here.  It's just kind of boring. :P

Date Posted: 12/17/2009 9:14 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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I really loved Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls.  I did not like the wolf books. 

Date Posted: 12/18/2009 9:18 AM ET
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I just gave up on Through Wolf's Eyes.   -me too.  I read the back cover of her books and want to like them but it just doesn't happen.  I did like Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls  but I think that was because it's such a different storyline.

and 13 Orphans -but I play mahjong

I'm having the same problem with Green Rider by Britain I want to like it but I can't seem to get beyond  the first few pages.  I am going to give that one another try.  People seem to really enjoy that series.

Date Posted: 12/30/2009 3:56 PM ET
Member Since: 4/9/2009
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Well, I've enjoyed all her "Wolf" books, but haven't read any of her others...

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 5:25 PM ET
Member Since: 4/13/2009
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Another vote for Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls - still one of my all time favorites, and I liked her Arathor books, but nothing of hers has hit me right since.  I made it through the first couple of wolf books before I realized I wasn't really enjoying them, finished Child of a Rainless Year and liked parts of it but for the most part just slogged through it, then finally gave up on 13 Orphans.

Date Posted: 1/8/2010 3:36 AM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2008
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i liked the first 2 or 3 Wolf books, but then the series got a little weird.  i read the rest, but when i was done i got rid of all but those first ones.  i liked Smoke and Mirrors, a sci-fi novel.

i hated the pyramids one.  i'm not even going to try "Child of a Rainless Year", and i don't know about "Thirteen Orphans" but i do have Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls and another one on TBR to try at some point.

Date Posted: 1/8/2010 5:28 PM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2005
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You make me worried.  I just got Child of a Rainless Year because it sounded totally like my kind of thing.  Now, I'm afraid to read it.  Ah well, if I don't like it I can console myself wtih the thought that at least I didn't buy it.

Date Posted: 11/5/2010 1:27 AM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2007
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Changer is my favorite book of hers, with Brother to Dragons, Companions to Owls being next.

Date Posted: 11/5/2010 10:15 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2009
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I gave up after the first two Wolf books too. I just can't put my brain into Politics when I'm reading Fantasy. crying