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It would be easy to brush this off as just another goofball fantasy novel-- if only it weren't for the fact that this book is one of the best examples of fine storytelling I've ever encountered. Forget about Robert Jordan. He's dragging that soap opera out for as long as he possibly can and he's probably never going to finish the damn thing anyway. You can buy this one on Amazon for some gum wrappers and pocket lint, maybe even a dead vole. And you can finish it in a day. Just make sure you wash ...more
I started reading this book a while back, but never got the time to do a review on it. I also read this book for my Reading Out loud assessment else well. This book is actually really cool and interesting in some parts, I this book is really good for its age (its an old book) I would recommend this book to people who like fantasy and enjoy maybe you could say little adventures. To be honest this book reminds me of The Hobbit mostly because its really exactly the same genre and it made me think a ...more
An interesting fantasy novel of vaguely-Arthurian dark ages Britain with dwarves, based heavily on Old English and Norse stories and folklore -- okay, some of the characters have historical counterparts, I think -- with a whole bunch of OE and ON vocabulary thrown in for flavor. Well-written, and, um, more violent than I was expecting. Battle scenes galore.
Nancy Varian Berberick is an American fantasy author well known for her work in the Dragonlance series. She has written 12 fantasy novels, eight of which have been in the Dragonlance saga, and numerous short stories. Her Wizards of the Coast biography mentions that she is fond of going through a thesaurus. She enjoys Beowulf, Norse mythology, and Orlando Innamorato.More about Nancy Varian Berberick...