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Jennifer Roberson–Sword Dancer

In Writing on December 17, 2009 at 12:34 am
The first book in the Sword-Dancer Saga introduces Tiger–a legendary Southron sword Dancer, and Del–a Northern woman with a sword who “claims” to be a Sword-dancer herself.

Jennifer Roberson explores sexism with gifted vision in this series. All through the eyes of Tiger–a man’s man in a man’s world. Battling the desert, decadent Emir’s, slaver’s, and a painful past; we see Tiger grow past his upbringing to fill the shoes of his legend.

A truly wonderful book and series, with great cultural details and character’s you grow to love; I highly recommend reading anything by Jennifer Roberson.

*****

Law of Nines–Terry Goodkind–Book review

In Writing on December 16, 2009 at 1:37 am
Ever wonder if someone else is also looking at you through the mirror? Terry Goodkind has. Chased by unknown foes, Reasoning your way through life and art, and inheriting mysterious tracts of land is a day in the life of Alexander Rahl.

Wait! Rahl? I wonder why that sounds so familiar? Hmmm, it could be because that name was so prevalently used in his last series. And unfortunately, it’s not the only thing that will be revisited from the Sword of Truth series.

If your looking for a fresh new start from Terry Goodkind, this is probably not the book for you. Plot sequence, character’s, and theme’s were all from Wizard’s First Rule. It was almost like painting by numbers, for writing. Don’t get me wrong, I like the theme, I like his writing, but I wasn’t expecting to pay hardback price for a book I’ve already got.

If on the other hand you’ve never read any of Terry Goodkind’s other works; the book is/can be quite enjoyable. The story has an edge-of-your-seat flow that will keep you up past your bed-time and characters that jump to life before your eyes.

Since I’m already acquainted with Terry Goodkind’s work: **
If I pretend I’ve never read him before: ****