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Der brennende Mann / Der Holzjunge

(Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn #0.5)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  377 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Zwei absolute Superstars der fantastischen Erzählung, Raymond E. Feist & Tad Williams, ließen zwei ihrer fantastischen Kurzgeschichten als Comics adaptieren:

"Der Holzjunge" erzählt eine bitter-tragische Geschichte aus einem fernen Königreich und von der Liebe eines einfachen Knaben zu einer Edeldame als eine Geschichte von Verrat und Magie "Der brennende Mann" ist ähnlich
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 12th 2008 by Panini (first published January 4th 2005)
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Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Чудесна предистория.
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just read The Burning Man, but I loved it. Instantly transported back to Osten Ard with familiar characters and familiar mood. Lovely.
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
March 18, 2017: Read Burning Man.
A story told from an older woman's remembrances.

Her father died when she was a child and her bereft family moved into her grandfather's house. Her grandfather was disappointed that her father would not be Grand Thane, and tried to teach her brother all that was necessary to be Grand Thane when he grew up. Her mother was unhappy in the house, so when a foreigner came and made to move into the area, he also asked for her to marry him, from the grandfather, who ga
2.5 stars, for each story
Both stories were re-written by Sean J. Jordan, and weren't done well.
Aug 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The Burning Man
Author: Tad Williams
Written in: 1998
World: "Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn"

Tad Williams is an US fantasy and science-fiction author. Wrote nearly 20 Novels. He is the Author of "Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn", "Otherland", "Shadowmarch", "Ordinary Farm" and "The Bobby Dollar Books" series.
His other Novels are:

Tailchaser's Song (1985)
Child of an Ancient City (1992, written with Nina Kiriki Hoffman)
Caliban's Hour (1994)
The War of the Flowers (2003)

I p
it as ok, good adaptations of sad stories, but the styles didn't fit me as good sadly. ...more
Chip Hunter
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personally, I think both Feist's Wood Boy and Williams' Burning Man are told better in the text version. While the art does add some definition to some parts of the story, and it is kind of nice to put faces and expressions to the names in the stories, I think it is obvious that these stories were not meant for the comic book format. By breaking up the writing into small bubbles, and relying on the artist for so much of the feel of the story, a lot of the original magic is lost. This is not to b ...more
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy-lovers
Shelves: comics
This is two short fantasy stories done as a comic book. And guess what, that's exactly what it feels and reads like. The stories themselves are good too. Well worth a read if you are in to fantasy, if you like comics too its perfect. ...more
I only read the Feist story. Seems quite short but a nice window into the world of a normal citizen dealing with the invasion. I stopped reading the second as the font is quite small and I wasn't drawn in right away. I may give it a go another time. ...more
David Shaffer
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easily one of the best fantasy series ever written. I have followed Pug, Tomas, and Jimmy the Hand through continued heroic deeds. With each new book Saga, Feist wraps his tale into the original history of his world. Not a graphic novel guy, but a great read none the less.
Kristin Brenemen
I haven't read this, but it's based off the short story from the Legends anthology - the story that got me into reading all of Feist's work as it is. Hah. ...more
Mar 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mine. :)
The Wood Boy seemed to be a chapter out of the middle of a book - no beginning or end.

The Burning Man was a whole story - I liked it a lot.

The Dabel Brothers' graphic art is amazing!
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Raymond E. Feist was born Raymond E. Gonzales III, but took his adoptive step-father's surname when his mother remarried Felix E. Feist. He graduated with a B.A. in Communication Arts with Honors in 1977 from the University of California at San Diego. During that year Feist had some ideas for a novel about a boy who would be a magician. He wrote the novel two years later, and it was published in 1 ...more

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