this was a great book i enjoyed it very much
Upon picking up this book, the rotation of the world seemed to drag, and time itself came to a grinding halt. In other words, BORING. I had this nagging feeling that the writer was trying to make a point but I couldn't quite place my finger on what it WAS.
What a great treat! Dragonbone Chair (4 volumes) was a very GOOD fantasy series with just the right mix of magic, adventure, coming of age and nicely detailed, descriptive explanations.
Highly recommend this new serices to lovers of George R.R.Martin's "Game of Thrones" Jordan's "Wheel of the World" (Shadowmarch is not a long and drawn out) and Greg Keyes' "Charnel Prince" series. I also liked it better than Mary Zucker Richert's series.
You won't be disapointed.
I am generally a fan of Tad Williams' work. I loved the Dragonbone Chair series and Tailchaser's Song. Despite really wanting to like this series, I found it to be very lacking. The core characters are two-dimensional and simple-minded, but the supporting characters are richer in personality and far more appealing. I think if Williams had ditched the twins, Vansen, and the whole Eddon clan, really, this could have been a really good read.
I wanted to enjoy this book. I really did. I'm a big fan of the "Otherland" series. Unfortunately I got about 100 pages into this tome and put it down out of boredom. Starting an epic fantasy saga can be difficult. Pulling all the threads together and forming a pattern from them takes time. But usually the characters hook you in and draw you on. The characters in this book weren't enough to keep me going.
This is the first in a new fantasy series by popular author Tad Williams. A very enjoyable book and as the starting point for the series, there is nothing to "catch up on" before starting the story.
I love this book! Can't wait to read the rest of the seris!
really great. writing style is a touch lyrical. story is complex and interesting
I have not read this book so this has been taken from the back of the book:
"For generations the misty Shadowline has marked the boundary between the lands of men and the lost northern lands that are the lair of their inhuman enemies, the ageless Qar. Now this boundary line is moving outward, threatening to engulf the northernmost land in which humans still live.
This is the first of a new high fantasy trilogy by Tad Williams.