Eeek! Running out of books to read! Help!

Well it definitely struggled a bit at the beginning, quite a lot of seemingly disjointed scenes going past fairly quickly. By now it seems to have settled down a fair bit. Can't believe there's like 10 books in the series though! Does he manage to keep up the quality throughout?

Salvatore actually just released a new Drizzt book, which is what I was referring to. From the sound of it, he hasn't improved any since the original trilogy.

I said it before somewhere. R.A. Salvatore's books rocked my world in Middle School. I felt that over the years, his writing style got worse. But when I picked up the first I ever read of his after about 10 years, I realized that his writing had stayed the same and it was my tastes that had changed. Drizzt is one of my favorite characters. But its time has passed for me (Tigana put the last nail in that coffin). Apparently Salvatore's hands were tied by the Forgotten Realms revamp when he started the new series. So much so that he even kind of apologized for what he had to do in the foreward.

Grenn wrote:

I said it before somewhere. R.A. Salvatore's books rocked my world in Middle School. I felt that over the years, his writing style got worse. But when I picked up the first I ever read of his after about 10 years, I realized that his writing had stayed the same and it was my tastes that had changed. Drizzt is one of my favorite characters. But its time has passed for me (Tigana put the last nail in that coffin). Apparently Salvatore's hands were tied by the Forgotten Realms revamp when he started the new series. So much so that he even kind of apologized for what he had to do in the foreward.

Oh my... another book thread and I think I failed to mention Tigana. Can I do so now? Read Tigana. It's a standalone novel, not one of your typical, hefty fantasy series. And it's a rewarding read. What are you still doing reading this post? Tigana. Now.

NSMike wrote:
Grenn wrote:

I said it before somewhere. R.A. Salvatore's books rocked my world in Middle School. I felt that over the years, his writing style got worse. But when I picked up the first I ever read of his after about 10 years, I realized that his writing had stayed the same and it was my tastes that had changed. Drizzt is one of my favorite characters. But its time has passed for me (Tigana put the last nail in that coffin). Apparently Salvatore's hands were tied by the Forgotten Realms revamp when he started the new series. So much so that he even kind of apologized for what he had to do in the foreward.

Oh my... another book thread and I think I failed to mention Tigana. Can I do so now? Read Tigana. It's a standalone novel, not one of your typical, hefty fantasy series. And it's a rewarding read. What are you still doing reading this post? Tigana. Now.

I still haven't read it, or a Song for Arbonne. I've read pretty much every other GGK there is, though. Right now my favorites are a tossup between the Sarantine Mosaic and The Lions of Al-Rassan.

Lions of Al-Rassan was good, but did not work as well as Tigana did for me.

Pawz wrote:

Well it definitely struggled a bit at the beginning, quite a lot of seemingly disjointed scenes going past fairly quickly. By now it seems to have settled down a fair bit. Can't believe there's like 10 books in the series though! Does he manage to keep up the quality throughout?

For the most part they actually get better, in certain ways. His writing certainly does. I think it drags a bit with book 5, but picks up again after that. Book 4 is probably the best of the 7 I've read so far. I'm halfway through 8 right now.

Regardless, the world continues to stay cool, insanely deep and interconnected. His books make me want to say:

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My god, it's full of stars!

Finished book 1, definitely good enough to head straight on to book 2 He definitely does the whole 'swirl lots of characters around until they converge on a single point near the end' quite well. I was a bit surprised that Lorn died, but lots of interesting characters & plots so far.

We have a thread for Malazan discussion. It's not huge, but you'll get some responses.

Good luck garion, we had a whole thread for book recs too.

Why all the hate for David Eddings? To be honest, I've tried a few of his books and been very disappointed as well, however, The Elenium series is one of my favourites of all time. I wouldn't say it's the best written, or the best plot ever, but I truly like the world, story and characters a great deal.

I was very dissatisfied with the ending of the Dreamers books.