Angel's Ink is a story about Gage, the former warlock, living in hiding from the tyrannical witches and warlocks that rule over all from the Ivory TowAngel's Ink is a story about Gage, the former warlock, living in hiding from the tyrannical witches and warlocks that rule over all from the Ivory Towers. Gage owns a tattoo parlor, where he and his two employees, an imposing troll and a gorgeous elf, ink all sorts of humans and magical creatures. This is a fast paced urban fantasy, unfortunately it is so fast paced that it's difficult to keep up with all the times our main character is being threatened, beaten half to death, or experiences something so extraordinary that the plot takes yet another turn. I had very little time to make up my own ideas about where the story would go before yet another thing happened and I am hoping, for the story's sake, that the loose ends and that many of characters will reappear and clear things up in the following books of the series. I will probably not read the rest of the series, as I failed to be captured by any of the characters and can not find it in me to wonder what will happen to them. Not a complete waste of space but nothing I would recommend....more
I was one of those who never read this as a child. I'm almost sorry I didn't. I had my reasons, not good ones, seeing as I owned a copy. But I was soI was one of those who never read this as a child. I'm almost sorry I didn't. I had my reasons, not good ones, seeing as I owned a copy. But I was so little back then and I judged the book by its giver, whom I had every reason to dislike. Perhaps if I had read it back then, I would have had a different opinion of it.
I love Tolkien's legendarium and have devoured the LOTR trilogy and The Silmarillion more than once. My first memory of it all was when my several years older cousin was teaching me how to write my name in Quenya... Anyway.
When the talk of the films based on the book were to be released, I knew I had to read The Hobbit before the spoilers came. Despite this, it still took me ages to get hold of a copy (my Swedish edition being in a box of my books, somewhere in my parents basement) and to finally read it. I have one good thing to say - I loved it! But, (there's always a "but" isn't there) there was something I didn't quite like.
Why did the professor see it necessary to add little "comments"? I'll give you an example from early in the book. "Yes, I'm afraid trolls do behave like that, even those with only one head each." I'm not really looking for an answer. I suppose it's the way he thought it was supposed to be, interrupted in places to make sure that the child reading wouldn't be too scared. It did however ruin it for me. I felt cheated and thrust out of the story on several occasions by comments like that. The above one was not the worst but it was the first one I found while flipping through the pages right now.
Apart from the interruptions, I must stress the fact that I loved it and I'm happy that my prejudice didn't get the better of me in the end....more
This is more a review of the entire Tamuli series than just an individual observation. Overall I found that the books had too many characters and thatThis is more a review of the entire Tamuli series than just an individual observation. Overall I found that the books had too many characters and that the story jumped around too much between them. That however was not as vexing as the constant repetition of things that had already been told earlier in the story and at points, earlier in the same chapter.
Despite this there were plenty of beautiful moments that made me completely forgive the poor editing. I found myself reveling at the intricate and realistic nature of certain characters and the attention to detail in cities and cultures in the world made me admire the art of Eddings writing....more