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A Darkness At Sethanon by Raymond E. Feist
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Jul 06, 11

The last 2 books of Feist's Riftwar Saga. Now that I've read them while a little older, I'm seeing them a little less rosily. The stories are still very compelling and exciting, and I still love the characters, but knowing what I know now about writing, I see how clunky he is. Feist writes in a loose 3rd person omniscient POV, and switches back and forth between POV characters willy nilly, even within the same paragraph. I still love the series. A Darkness at Sethanon - the siege of Armengar specifically, is what first prompted me to wanting to write my own fantasy work. I won't get into here my thought trains, but suffice to say, I really was moved by that sequence in the book. Looking back at the Riftwar now, I see how closely my own initial outlines for my fantasy novel series clones the Riftwar. Thankfully, the books I (hopefully, eventually) write are already well past a resemblance to his work.

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