Sunday 4 May 2008

In-Between Good Books (IBGB) Period + DRAGONS OF WINTER NIGHT

I haven’t read any really really good books lately. This is what I call IBGB. Some people go through a period of in-between jobs. I am now in-between good books (IBGB). It’s times like this when one really appreciates having lots of good writers out there. That there is room for more really. Can’t wait for JR Ward’s Lover Enshrined and Kenyon’s Acheron to come out. In the mean time, it’s IBGB for me.

I am currently reading Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman’s second book in their DragonLance Chronicles series. It is good. But not riveting. I only finished the first book out of sheer boredom. There is simply nothing else to read. I bought Dragons of Autumn Twilight Book 1 and Dragons of Winter Night Book 2 of the DragonLance Chronicles just to try it out as I’ve never read anything by these authors before and the fact that it got the word “dragon” in it and it got a nice picture in the cover of dragons and people in armour. Only shows to prove that looks can be deceiving.

It follows the adventures of a group of heroes battling evil. However for a fantasy adventure books, it has the tendency to skip chunks of their adventure and just tells about it retrospectively. It confused me a couple of times when they talked about something that never happened yet and then a few pages later tells you that they’ve been on this adventure or that. I just felt that the book has defeated some of its purpose. A fantasy adventure book should tell the tale of the protagonists’ adventures and that is how the author spins the tale. Not tell the readers about it retrospectively in a reminiscent manner. It leaves the reader out of the adventure experience. Other than that this series would have been good. As it is I would give it a score of 5 in a scale of 0-10.

It is not a masterpiece and I would only recommend it to other readers who are bored to tears for the lack of nothing else to read.


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