Banewreaker : Volume I of The Sundering
5 journalers for this copy...
returned to it after being published and revamped it. It is not quite the
calibre of writing of Legacy, but it is still top notch. The story is
unique. I see all sorts of parallels to the Lord of the Rings, which I
think one will see no matter what they read if it contains Men, and
variations of Orcs and Elves, which have completely different names and
somewhat different descriptions, but still the parallels are there. Since
things like that don't bother me, it isn't a complaint, but I know a lot of
readers who are very bothered by any parallels between different novels and
The names of the Bookcrossers who are in this ray are listed below. If you are interested please PM me with your location and shipping preference.
adrienne10 [Nebraska, USA]
Some guidelines to help the book on its journey:
1 On receiving the book write a journal entry so we can all keep track of where it is. Please also journal a note, either edit your same one or make a second, that tells us what you thought of it.
2 I will note people who already have had the book and its current location in colored type.
3 The person with the book PM's the next one on the list for their address and sends it on.
Thank you so much for participating!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Enjoy! Please note that one more person has been added to the ring.
One reaction that surprised me- I actually *liked* the "good" guys also. Before reading, I had thought that the story would bias the reader towards the main characters who are "evil" but I think the author did an excellent job in showing how good&bad are sometimes just a matter of perspective.
I'll be sending this book along sometime later this week!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I just got back from the post office! The book is on its way to BigrTex!
I will go ahead and ship to Wistfuldragon when I finish.
I enjoyed the book and look forward to the next, but not as much as I expected before I started it. As adrienne mentioned, this is very different from the Kushiel series. The similarities (7 gods, with different regions of the 'world') were interesting to me as well as the differences. Kushiel was about politics (and strange bedfellows) while this series is much more about war and the battles between good and evil.
I sent it off to London last Saturday, and thought I'd better journal and let everyone know what is happening. Thanks again for setting this up adrienne.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sent from the coffee shop near my house (the post office was closing, but pointed me to this substation I didn't know about -- and they have a bookshelf) to WistfulDragon over the pond.
I don't think Auglaise is going to like me very much soon. I'v just sent her a PM to tell her I have the next three Marion Zimmer Bradley Darkover books to send her on the spiral we're both participating in. I wonder if I can get to and read Banewreaker quickly enough to slip it into the same envelope? Anyway, she'll soon have plenty of reading matter!
Thanks Adrienne for running this ray.
My favourite character is Ushahin, my favourite species the Fjel. I'm not sure what, if anything, that says about me.....
Auglaise is having trouble moving rings at the moment, but as this is a ray I shall try to get her to take it, on the assumption that Adrienne doesn't mind if it gets bogged down for a bit? Thank you so much for letting me read this one!
Basically, as I have been and am still waiting to start a new job, I opened this the second that I got it, as I currently have alot of time on my hands. I didn't put it down. I really enjoyed it, but also found it amazingly depressing. I disagree with WistfulDragon about the battle between good and evil - I think it's more complex than that. It seems to me that it's about standing up for something you believe in and how your perspective of what is right and good is changed by the corruption of those beliefs. I think that it's much more about how there are two sides to every story, and that history is written by the victors.
Towards the end, Cerelinde really began to piss me off. It wasn't so much that she blindly held to her belief in her distant, uncaring god (although that was annoying), it was that she refused to entertain the merest thought that Satoris and Tanaros might have a reason to see things differently.
On the whole though, I really enjoyed it and look forward to sitting for hours in Borders reading Godslayer!