No, but only because I usually read a book only once. But If I wanted to read one twice, this would be the one.
I would love to say, but it would be a spoiler, and I don't want to ruin it for anyone. Trust me though, there are many, many memorable moments. I just stayed up till 4:30in the morning to finish it. I NEVER do that!
Too many to count
The soulless ones have escaped their prison.The dead have been awakened from beyond the veil. The greatest evil the world has ever known has returned from the dead, and they are all marching inexorably toward the Taharan empire. The only hope is Richard, Who has become the bringer of death. But will even that be enough to triumph against the Spirit king who has been beyond the veil for millennia? It's good versus evil at its finest. And even prophecy can't tell who will win.
The best Richard and Kalen book ever! A must read for any fantasy fan. Richard's journey will stand up even to Frodo's fantastic adventure! The Omen Machine pales in comparison! And the cliffhanger ending will leave you screaming for the next book. Terry Goodkind has said it should be along in about a year. A Mord Sith couldn't be so sadistic! Kudos to the author on a fantastic journey into his incredible imaginative world.
In fact, this is my second book by the author. Previously I have read the first book in the series. I eagerly look forward to the next.
He brings the character, and the flavor of New Orleans. His southern accent, and his portrayal of the different characters bring a perception of the book that you would not get from simply reading the printed word.
I can't say that it is. If you are looking for something deep, like Lord of the rings or the third kingdom, this ain't it. This is more of a light read. The characters are likable, and the title character will hold your interest. Some books will engross you in their world. This book just brings you along for the heck of it. A fun romp through a unique world where most of the vampires, werewolves, and zombies turn out to be the people you would like to hang with on a Friday night.
It's a good read, but it won't keep you up at night.
I would, but only if I couldn't find anything better. The book was okay, and the main character was fairly humorous. This is a book to listen to while you are passing the time. It was well written and I was not disappointed, but it did not reach out and grab me either. On a scale of 1 to 10 this book was a very solid five.
She very much got into the spirit of the book. I absolutely love the way she portrayed the main wizard character. All of her characters were well done to be sure, but I really like the way she did Windrose.
It was. And while the book did not achieve greatness, it was entertaining. I listened to it on my commute to and from work.
The book itself was chock-full of very serious characters revolving around a very serious plot. The subplots were very good as well. However, the main character, a sorcerer named Windrose was done with humor and irreverence. He was an excellent foil to an otherwise very serious story. He is very interesting character that I would like to see more of. Though the ending was quite predictable, the book still kept me entertained on my long commute to and from work. It's not Lord of the rings, and he is not Gandalf. But still an enjoyable read.
As a huge Sherlock Holmes fan the similarities between the two characters are inescapable. Yet they are so different, as is the England in which they are set as to be almost unrecognizable. It is a unique take as well a delicious roll reversal of the famous old English detective and his erstwhile companion. While I can't say that this is a great series, I can say that it is a very good one. The interaction between the two protagonists is very well done.
It is with eager anticipation that I look forward to seeing these two characters develop.
Both the similarities and differences to the most famous of English sleuths and the England in which he lived. The addition of sorcery to the mix is very well done.
Ms. Collingwood's performance is spot on. Enough said.
Absolutely. But the book was far more enjoyable by stretching it out over a period of days.
I recommend this series to anyone who loves Sherlock Holmes and/or a good fantasy novel. It is sure to please.
It's hard to see how anything could have made this book worse. The narration was mediocre, the story was nonexistent. Considering you are dealing with a Minotaur and the possibility of other mythical beasts, there is so much that could have been done with this story. Of all the things that could have been done to make this look better, the author used none of them.
I don't think I would've cast any good narrator for this story. I believe that this book would have been beneath any of them.
The only character in this book that was worth keeping was the dog. And he was killed off halfway through the novel.
In my long history as a reader science fiction and fantasy books there was a long period of years where I read upwards of 250 books per year. I have been an avid reader since I was a preteen. I'm now close to 60. Believe it or not, out of all the books I have read, both good and bad, this book was the most boring Thing I have ever read.The book centers around a Minotaur named M. He is neither intelligent, or adventuresome. He is not a good person. Nor is he a bad person. He is clumsy, socially inept and incredibly tiresome. For example; when his love interest has an epileptic fit in the middle of lovemaking, he simply gets up, leaves, and goes to work. He doesn't do this out of meanness, but simply because he is confused, and doesn't know what else to do. His current career is that of a line cook in a small Southern restaurant. He lives in a beat-up old trailer, drives a 20-year-old Chevy Vega, and gets confused by technology. Most of his communication skills consist of a series of grunts and or one-word replies. The narrator Is not much better. Watching paint dry would have been less painful. This book has been a profound disappointment. I could not even bring myself to finish it. All in all, I have seen corpses that were more lively than this book. I am extremely disappointed in Neil Gaiman for associating himself with this worthless novel.
Less graphic sex scenes. The story itself was good. But the sex scenes were far too long, far too graphic, far too often. In fact, in fact, this author makes Laurel K Hamilton look like a children's writer.Mind you, I have nothing against a good sex scene where it's called for, but this author just went way over the top. Instead of adding to the plot, she distracted from it. A shame too, because this book really had the makings of being a good series.
I don't know. Perhaps if the sex scenes were toned down a bit. The story itself is not bad.
Her performance was average. She seemed to get into the different parts, but the voices all sounded the same. Perversely enough, her best performance was the sex scenes..
If graphic sexual descriptions offend you, this is definitely not the series for you.
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