Geomancer (The Well of Echoes #1)
Tiaan, a lonely crystal worker in a clanker manufactory, is experimenting with an entirely new...more
### Amazon.co.uk Review
_Geomancer_ starts a new sequence of novels "The Well of Echoes", set some centuries after Ian Irvine's earlier fantasy sequence "The View from the Mirror". The world of Santhenar is under attack from the Void by the lyrinx, giant winged intelligent carnivores, and generations of war have turned human society into a totalitarian spy-state with the front line of the war held over all men and so-called "Breeding Factories" held as a threat over women. Tiaan is a brilliant
There's nothing interesting in the story and Irvine really fails in entertaining the reader with his writing. None of the characters are likeable, especially Nish. He's a vile little man who should have been killed off immediatly. So imagine my surprise when Irvine keeps him alive for the entire series and even gives him his own, set ten years after the last book in this series.
It is one of the worst books I have ever read and there's really nothing in it which would make me...more
He seemed to manage to come up with a half decent story and decided to dumb it down enough for dogs to read. Stupid dogs, not even intelligent dogs. Scarily I found myself in a situation where I had no other option than to continue reading this drivel along with the rest of the series but I would really appreciate the hours back.
I eventually got tired of Tiaan, she acted more like a 12 year old then a 20 year old and the 'woe is me I just want to be loved' routine got tired after awhile. I found that I much prefered her nemisis Irisis by the time I got half way through the book and I wish sh...more
The writing style is good, the story carries you along, and rather annoyingly I half want to read the rest of the trilogy, even though I suspect I may regret it.
Ian’s latest book is Rebellion, Book 2 of a new epic fantasy trilogy The Tainted Realm, published in Australia in October 2012, and in the UK and US in ear...more