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The Left Hand of God: 1/3 (Left Hand of God Trilogy)
The Left Hand of God: 1/3 (Left Hand of God Trilogy)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Left Hand Of God, 20 Jun 2012
I did enjoy it and felt it was well-written with some very interesting characters and ideas. The main lead character is enigmatic, but very strongly drawn and he drags you through a situation which seems impossible - an impossibly hard life in a very depressing society.


Forever Is Over
Forever Is Over
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Forever Is Over, 14 Jun 2012
This review is from: Forever Is Over (Kindle Edition)
The key to the success of this novel is it's realism - we know these people, we know these places, we feel we were there ourselves. At the same time, it's a relief and even enjoyable to be watching from a safe distance! This is a humourous, clever and poignant story, intelligently told by a new author with enormous promise. It begins at the end, but for Calvin Wade surely this is simply just the beginning


Gardens Of The Moon: (Malazan Book Of The Fallen 1) (The Malazan Book Of The Fallen)
Gardens Of The Moon: (Malazan Book Of The Fallen 1) (The Malazan Book Of The Fallen)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gardens of the moon, 14 Jun 2012
It is complex, but lacks depth, it is exciting but somehow the reader does not feel fully engaged, it is like a complex fairy tale rather than conveying a sense of a real breathing fantasy world. Its like reading The Dune series but rather than developing throws you into God Emporor of Dune straight away negating the need to feel investment in characters which is essential in creating tension and attachment.


The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle)
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle)
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3.0 out of 5 stars False Promises Never Deliver, 22 May 2012
My only criticism to the book would be that, although the story moves forward (more than a year), at the end of the tome there's little change in the overall status of things. Ok,Kvothe has grown a little bit, developed interesting skills and achieved some notoriety and economic support. However, the book poses more questions than it replies, provides hints of great things to happen... but they never come.
3 stars.


The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One
The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hoping for a series after this one, 16 April 2012
I hope that this is the first book in many, and not simply a trilogy. These characters deserve time to further mature, and have their stories not rushed.To sum up, trust the other reviews here. All the points are perfectly valid, from the slightly dark humour that had me laughing out loud in many bits, to how every character is very interesting, as if they could be the sole lead characters in their own books with ease. The only one point I would not personally agree with, is that this book is not an easy one to read and should maybe be avoided by new comers to the genre. I say that this is an excellent introduction into what a truly good author of noir fantasy can do, and should be experienced by all. After reading this, new comers could easily get hooked on fantasy!


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