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Great 'Classical' Fantasy,
This review is from: The Anvil Of Ice: The Winter of the World, Volume 1 (Paperback)
This is a great start to an excellent series of books that, like Tolkien, hark back to the myths and legends that inspired the genre, rather than being derivative of the established genre itself. The setting is intriguing (though I don't quite 'believe' it) and the central role of smithcraft is written brilliantly, and the saga of the hero quite enthralling.
Not to be compared to 'modern' fantasy (Martin, Erikson), this is a great example of the classical style, and for those who enjoy that--and not just the pale imitations of Brooks and Feist--it, and the sequels, are a treat.