Having read everything on my bookshelf I decided to pop down to my local bookshop and pick up a fantasy book or three to tide me over until something was published in the various ongoing stories I am following - In the case of grrm this can be a bloody long wait. I wasn't looking for anything spetacular,just a decent little story to escape into for a week or so.
Now I realise that at my age I should know better but I let my eye be taken by a rather nice cover, sophisticated even. The book in question was called The magicians guild. Like the fool that I obviously am I assumed that,as this book looked so good and was not in the childrens section it was an adult fantasy book and not some drivel for ten year olds! Well imagine my surprise when I began to read the damn thing.
I guess I learned my lesson but what really annoys me are the gushing five star reviews on this web site! Jesus wept, how old are you people? This is the kind of book that makes my friends laugh at me when they find out that I read fantasy. I need you to explain to me what an adult gets from reading this kind of stuff? I just do not understand it.