The Initiate (Time Master #1)
Somewhere beyond the realms we know, in a time when Order has triumphed, a child is born; a nameless outcast destined to restore the terrible balance. This is the tale of his initiation....
For thousands of years, the Lords of Chaos ruled the world, but then the seven gods of Order took over (in a bloody war), and have ruled unchallenged for a couple of centuries, represented by a circle of sorcerers, the Initiates.
Thirteen year old Tarod, already an outcast in his society due to his unknown father, is in deep trouble after having accidentally killed his cousin by magic, a talent of which he never knew before. About to be tried for murder, he escapes an...more
The Initiate introduces us to a world where Order rules over Chaos after having been vanquished in a titanic battle which reshaped the land. The sev...more
What a waste of time... One day I was bored and had nothing else to read but these books so I thought "Well, why not? Let's give them a try...". That evening I didn't do anything else but read the first book and that night the others two (of course I had to use a lantern because, let's face it, I was a little kid and I...more
Recién terminado: Aunque al principio me ha costado un poco ubicarme, por la ausenia de explicaciones y datos del mundo, me ha enganchado y finalmente encastado. Tarod, el protagonista, aunque un poco típico al principio, me ha ido conquistado y cautivando por sus particularidades y las circunstancias. Esta tarde voy a por el segundo.
Opinión personal: El iniciado es el comienzo de una trilogía fantástica que nos sumerge en un mundo en los...more
Es una lectu...more
I can't really say anything more without revealing spoilers, so suffice to say this is really an excellent, reasonably original fantasy story, highly readable and enjoyable.
Cooper's world may seem at times somewhat narrow, but I would argue that she deliberately limits the colors on her palette in order to sharpen the central conflict. After all, it is not necessary to see the world in dualistic terms, and so in order to be plausible it r...more
She continued to write and her first full-length novel was published when she...more