David XIII

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (151 of 176)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,019,242 - Total Helpful Votes: 151 of 176
A Shadow On The Glass: The View from the Mirror, b&hellip by Ian Irvine
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
My method for choosing which fantasy book or series to read is straight forward and somewhat arbitrary. I look at the maps in the front of the book. If there is no map then it is a definite rejection (I like to know geographically where I am in a story). If there is a map I will base my decision whether or not to read on the relative silliness of the place names and the scope provided by the topography - mountains usually equals good! The maps in this book had loads of mountains (great!) and the place names weren't too stupid so I took the plunge. I wish I hadn't. Ultimately, the only reason I read to the end was so I could write this review.

Irvine has created a moderately… Read more
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BEWARE, 20 Jan 2009
Check the Casio website. The UK RRP on this watch is 68.61 (inc VAT).
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) by George R. R. Martin
149 of 171 people found the following review helpful
First, let me say that I will be sticking with the series and I have not written off forthcoming instalments based on my opinion of this book.

A Feast for Crows is an extremely frustrating book. Martin has taken the very dubious step of ditching half of the characters and leaving their stories for A Dance With Dragons. This results in a constant, nagging feeling that you really are missing out on half of the plot and that the story would benefit enormously from the perspectives of those characters that have been put on the back burner.

The plot is supposed to be charting the mess left after the various conflicts of the previous books but instead is itself just a… Read more

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