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De Ondergang van het Woord

(The Rover #2)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  214 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Na zijn avonturen op het vasteland keerde Edgewick Lichtmaker - Wick voor zijn vrienden - terug naar zijn plichten in de Veste van Wereldwijsheid van Nevelveen, aan de voet van de Bikkelbergen - zoals iedereen weet de laatste plek op aarde waar de monsters van Onwetenheid, Bijgeloof en Onlogica niet kunnen komen. Hoewel zijn hoge leeftijd hem inmiddels beperkingen oplegt, ...more
Paperback, 399 pages
Published September 2007 by Luitingh Fantasy (first published 2004)
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May 16, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really looked forward to reading this book. I don't know anyone who has read it, but I love the idea of the main character being a librarian.
It definitely had the feeling of a typical adventure/Fantasy series. A little cliche but overall entertaining.
Enjoyed Jugh and his antics, as well as Craugh and his magic.
The book leaves a big time cliffhanger and I look forward to reading Lord of the Libraries.
On a downside, what's with the covers of the books in this series to be artwork specificall
JG (Introverted Reader)
This was a fun little hobbit-y knockoff, but the writing was pretty terrible. I overlooked it enough to pick up the second, but if there's a third I won't be reading it. ...more
Louis C
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-star-books
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Elsie Ouellet
So boring i just can’t finish it. Got halfway through and the repetitive fight scenes and violence is just making my eyes roll. I’m done
A.M. Reynwood
A few weeks ago I read The Rover and found it an engaging read, so when I found out there were more I was eager to continue my adventures with Wick and gang. Not necessarily bad but nevertheless to my disappointment, the sequel takes place many, many years later, when Wick has been Grandmagister for ages already. He isn't even the main character in this story, giving way to his apprentice, Juhg, a mainlander dweller 'adopted' by Wick some thirty years ago and brought to the Vault.

The opening wa
Aug 21, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, read-in-2008
This book although it's the second book in the Rover series is more about Juhg then Wick. I loved Wick, although he got on my nerves sometimes a part of me loved him. Juhg was the most annoying thing ever and I had NO connection to him. First off the writing in this book wasn't as good. I felt deja vu every time I read a page because Odom repeated things over and over. Yes I know Juhg was a slave and even mentioning it sometimes was okay but 3 times a page and going into detail about the same st ...more
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I picked up The Destruction of the Books because I really enjoyed The Rover. While Rover was very Hobbit-esque, this one attempts to be LOTR-esque. Mainly in that it is long and overwritten. This book has some of the worst pacing I have ever read. A conversation will take an entire chapter because the narrator stops after every few lines to explain a comment with one to three paragraphs. Even the exciting battle scenes take forever because of all the extra narration and quotations. Plus, there a ...more
Apr 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
so far I like Juhg's character. 4/10/10
I finished the book so long ago I can't recall most of it. I do know that destruction of any books is never a good thing. I know some books are very bad, but somehow we can learn from that also. Juhg's character was good through all of these books that he is in.
He is an adventuresome little person and even when frightened, continues on until the end.
Great read!
Oct 24, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Second book in a series that is a somewhat formulaic heroic fantasy. There's your good guys, there's your bad guys, there's a librarian. What's that you say?, a Librarian?

Yup. Librarian. In fact a whole island (ok, not all of the island, just most of it) of 'em. That's our "hero". a slightly different, more imaginative (or is that motivated) librarian.
Oct 21, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as the first in the series, and even more blatant with the LOTR references. Also noticed typos like the other reviewer did--and not just typos, but words that were wrong or grammatically incorrect sentences. Odom got shortchanged on the editing here.
Gareth Campbell
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keepers, children
The main character repeats a few things a few too many times. It is clearly a set up for a third book. There are a few mispellings/wrong words mixed into the book. This does not detract from a solid read based in a well defined world.
Jul 12, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why did I bother reading this to the end if it's not that good? Because there aren't thant many fantasy books that deal with librarians and libraries!

Come to think of it, are there any other not written by Odom?
Having trouble getting through this, but I'm loving the librarian jokes. ...more
Jul 15, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great continuation of the series. The story is fresh and captivating, and not at all rehashing of the previous book (unlike some reviewers suggested).

Parent rating: graphic fights, no indecency.
Carissa Smith
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
loved this from start to finish!
Apr 13, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, fantasy
#2. Not as good as the Rover, but still good.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

aka Jordan Gray

Mel Odom is a bestselling writer for hire for Wizards of the Coast's Forgotten Realms, Gold Eagle's Mack Bolan, and Pocket's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel book lines. His debut SF novel Lethal Interface made the Locus recommended list . The Rover was an Alyx Award winner. He has also written

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