You no longer follow James Roberts

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow James Roberts

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

James Roberts

Los Alamitos, CA United States | Member Since 2010

0
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 1 reviews
  • 8 ratings
  • 323 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • The Last Light of the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Guy Gavriel Kay
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (99)

    From the multiple award-winning author of Tigana, A Song for Arbonne, and the three-book Fionavar Tapestry that "can only be compared to Tolkien's masterpiece" (Star-Phoenix), this powerful, moving saga evokes the Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, and Norse cultures of a thousand years ago.

    B. Picard says: "Wonderful story"
    "Strong Historical Fiction with Dash of Magic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about this story?

    The author comes up with some arresting insights. He's not afraid to step back and comment on the action or general aspects of human nature. The strongest part of the story arises from his recreation of the British Isles of around 950 or so. But he doesn't set it in the British Isles. He renames places and shifts things, presumably because he wants to introduce elements of fantasy and magic. But those elements are fairly lightly done. In other words, this is more a work of historical fiction with fantasy elements than a fantasy with historical parallels. To me, the fantasy elements underscored the historical elements, since people in medieval times believed so strongly in the supernatural.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    In a world akin to the England of 950 BC, the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Welsh fight and co-operate to survive their encounters with each other and the fairy people who occupied the land long before any of their ancestors showed up.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.