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Demandred
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posted 19 November 2004 12:09 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Demandred   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Well, it seems Tad has a new fantasy series beginning: Shadowmarch.

Anyone read it or seen any interesting reviews from people who have, yet?

(edited by Drizzt: fixed the url)

edited by Drizzt Do'Urden on November 19th, 2004

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posted 23 November 2004 01:52 PM      $post_id   Email fantasybookspot   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
quote ::

[originally posted by Demandred]:
Well, it seems Tad has a new fantasy series beginning: Shadowmarch.

Anyone read it or seen any interesting reviews from people who have, yet?

(edited by Drizzt: fixed the url)

edited by Drizzt Do'Urden on November 19th, 2004



http://www.fantasybookspot.com/?q=node/view/71

One of our reviewers has finished this book already.

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posted 23 November 2004 01:53 PM      $post_id   Email fantasybookspot   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Sorry I just dont want to step on any toes so if for some reason the admins dont want me to post links to our website from here just let me know.



edited by fantasybookspot on November 23rd, 2004

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posted 26 November 2004 03:10 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Demandred   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Thanks. We don't have a problem with people posting helpful links like this, but if you were to found twenty new threads with your latest review links, that might be a different story, of course (;

Also, you know you can post hyperlinks here, instead of just the text URL, right? That, and maybe an excerpt of the review could be appreciated by our more slothful readers...

For their benefit: Link to the URL mentioned
The reviewer notes that it is the first of a planned trilogy, which is good news, and end up giving it an 8.5.

He might could also use a proofreader, but we're hardly on any high ground to pick nits in that regard, 'round these parts.

edited by Demandred on November 26th, 2004

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posted 26 November 2004 03:40 AM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I must say that i never read anything from Tad Willimans, from what i hear about him, he has large parts of his books that nothing happen in, very long winded. That's exactly the parts i don't like in Jordan's work, so i avoided him.
Tell me if i'm wrong.


"Sometimes it's damned hard to tell the dancer from the dance." - Corwin, prince of Amber.


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posted 26 November 2004 10:33 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Demandred   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Well, I can only say based on my reading of Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, but yes, there is a bit of that. I've seen him compared to Tolkien in that respect, and I think that could be a pretty fair description of it.

Actually, come to think of it, his recent novel, War of the Flowers, was probably better in that respect than his series -- so perhaps he's improving. If I get around to reading Shadowmarch, I'll let you know (:

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posted 27 November 2004 02:23 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
After reading both MST and the Otherland series, I can agree with what Anty's heard - Tad's books are about 50% longer then they need to me. When things pick up though, it's spectacular. It's worth the slogging, although one can't help but wonder why his editors don't say anything.

Still, if you made it through CoT, then you're an old hand at this.

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posted 27 November 2004 03:54 PM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I also made it through boot camp, that doesn't mean i want to do it again.


"Sometimes it's damned hard to tell the dancer from the dance." - Corwin, prince of Amber.


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