Crystal Soldier is a good book - all of Lee and Miller's books are great fun...never had one I didn't love.
I wish I'd bought it there at their booth. Maybe I'll get them next time at the store. They were gorgeous looking covers. I had to buy some sketches from a certain author at that con and that took my money. lol just teasing.
Just finished George R.R. Martin's "A Feast For Crows".
WOW WOW WOW! What a tale this man weaves, can't wait for the next one! (hopefully not another 5 1/2 years wait!)
I saw the new Robert Jordan book in stores, I can't even remember if I read the last two books. I remember giving up on there ever being an end to the series. Has anybody read this? Is the series starting to wrap up at all? Surely a series can't be going into the dozen (large) volume without an end in sight?
I can't see the ending for WoLaS but at least in this case I'm confident Janny knows where she's going and how she's getting there.
Janny does know the ending and said so at the con I went to. You usually know the ending. I'm sure Robert Jordan does too. He just likes to do those subplots and getting other characters involved. I haven't read him but I constantly hear how fans get discouraged by the sixth book. I can't imagine it getting that bad but I guess it is. It looks like a great series but it's too daunting for me to start reading all of those books and they are so thick. I plan to though someday. I hear that it's less good later on like Terry Goodkind's series, I still love Terry's books but the last two weren't as well done as the more gripping earlier books. I'm not big on new characters taking over a series like if Janny dropped Arithon and went with another character to focus on in the middle of it. Just not a fan of that. Janny isn't doing that though and I'm very grateful she always has Arithon at the heart of it. I love Traitor's Knot by the way.
I am currently reading Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan and he is finally moving the story. There is action in this book. I know after book six things slowed way down, but it is picking up and it is my understanding there is only 1 or 2 books left. I read this in an interview with him. Robert Jordan and Terry Goodkind are two of my favorite authors even though their later books were not as good, but after I discovered the WoLaS I found the best author of all-Janny. I read the whole series several times each year and discover new things with every reading. I keep telling myself I am going to start taking notes :D I keep loaning out my COTM to people to get them hooked on the series.
Hmm, if the series is finally starting to hit a climax then maybe there's hope. Only one or two books left? I hope that's true as I think I'll just wait until he's finished. I found that I forgot a lot of details by the time the new book came out and having to re-read 10 books again is a daunting task.
I lost interest in Terry Goodkind's series as well, partly because I didn't like the structure of the books. All his books seemed to have a slow build, a quick climax and then an almost non-existant conclusion.
I'm eagerly awaiting George RR Martin's new book, it's like Traitor's Knot/Stormed Fortress in that it's a split book, which is a bit of a bummer but I'm glad for anything at this point. It's been 5 years since his last book! You might not like A Song of Ice and Fire though, Cheryl, as the series doesn't follow a single character. His books take a point of view of different characters in every chapter which makes it really interesting. Like WoLaS, it means that there aren't black and white/evil and good sides.
I read too slow to reread but I would love to do that with some of my books especially WOLAS. I hear it's designed to be reread several times and discover new things. I just have too many new ones always stacked up to be able to reread. Then add writing to the mix and I'm swamped. lol I do consider Terry Goodkind and Jordan two favorites. They did a lot to entertain me even if I haven't read as much of Jordan. I know his world is good and I like Rand to this day. lol No matter what anyone says about him. lol
I would like to recommend 'Finest Choice' by Jean Rabe. It was a really good story and one I wouldn't mind reading to younger charges in the preteen age. Not because it is simple but because you could rate it in the PG-13. I think there is going to be a series, and the main character is not a human!! good reading
As a long-time Wheel of Time sufferer (started wtih the first book when it came out in 1990 -- 15 years ago!), I too was pleased to see that Jordan's newest installment finally started moving again. Robert Jordan has claimed several times recently that the next book will be the last book, regardless of how long it is. Many readers, after lamenting for the last 10 years that he is writing too many books, now seem to complaint that he should take at least 2 books to finish the story, because there are still so many plot lines left unfinished. Jordan has been heard to say on more than one occasion, [paraphrasing] "I don't care how big it is or if you have to cart it around with a wheelbarrow, or they have to invent a new form of binding, there will only be one more, single volume published." But that's what George Martin said about his latest (which had to be split into two) and what Janny said about Ships or even Alliance of the Light.