If you like fantasy SciFi and enjoyed The Lord of the Rings, then Eragon and now Eldest will be perfect for you. I anticipate that the last installmenIf you like fantasy SciFi and enjoyed The Lord of the Rings, then Eragon and now Eldest will be perfect for you. I anticipate that the last installment ,Glaedr will not disappoint. I can't wait for it to come out on, September 20, 2008.
Eldest had everything- love, heartbreak, courage, betrayal, heros/heroines, battles, and the timeless struggle of good verses evil. If you are a history lover like me, then you will also enjoy the history background of the elves, dwarves, urgals, and many more characters.
I also liked the Lord of the Rings style were the story splits in two and tells the tale of both heroes, Erogon and Rowan. This style seems to be adoped more and more by a verity of authors. If you are use to a narration by only one characters point of view, then this will be an unexpected treat. It is delightful to get to know other characters more intimately through their thoughts and perspective.
There is a closeness that occurs that make the reader love the characters even more and experience their struggles and emotions even more through their narrative....more
I love all the Harry Potter books, but Order of the Phoenix gets top pick. In the fifith book the reader gets a first hand account of Harry's frustratI love all the Harry Potter books, but Order of the Phoenix gets top pick. In the fifith book the reader gets a first hand account of Harry's frustrations. His desire to take action to stop Voldemort. The first time I read it I was angry along with him, and that shows just how powerful all the emotions were eminating from each page.
Order of the Phoenix was also the start of the struggle to end Voldemort. In the first four books Harry was thrust into this world that he was famous in, but he had know knowledge of. Plus, Harry happened upon situations that forced him to thwart Voldemort's plans to come back to full power with out truly understanding the fate that lay ahead for both of them.
At the end, the conversation between Harry and Dumbledore was perfectly written. Harry learned why he was chosen to be the one to end Voldemort for good, and that it was Voldemort who actually marked him as the one. The reader also discovers that it didn't have to be Harry, it could have easily been Neville and that Harry's life could have been different. It made me feel for Harry even more, but see Neville in a different light just as Harry did.
I also loved this book because Harry takes charge of the hand that was dealt to him in life and we start to see him grow up and accept the path that was given to him. He didn't shy away from the responsibility. Plus, I liked the rebelliousness of Dumbledore's Army. Kids who took matters into their own hands and weren't going to just sit around and wait for the adults to make everything right.
The book was cleverly written and Rowling doesn't miss a detail or fail to excite the reader. There was plenty of action and heartbreak. We lost one of my favorite characters, Sirius, in book five. But, getting the chance to read the finally two books I know it was best that way. Harry was meant to face Voldemort on his own and only he could bring an end to the most feared dark wizard. His losses made him stronger. ...more
**spoiler alert** Voldemort descending 06/27/08 Book six is fast becoming one of my favorite Harry Potter books. The back story into Voldemort's life w**spoiler alert** Voldemort descending 06/27/08 Book six is fast becoming one of my favorite Harry Potter books. The back story into Voldemort's life was intriguing. Inaddition, the book details Voldemort's thirst for power over death and his descent towards the dark side of magic, like Darth Vader in Star Wars.
Although, Dumbledore died in the end, it was delightful to have him in a more primary role in book six. It was also interesting to have more of the pieces to the puzzle come together regarding Harry and Voldemort's destiny. ...more