(SMALL SPOILER ALERT)
I began this series behind most of the die-hard Martin fans. Although I am a huge Fantasy fan, I read a lot of YA as well, as it is my genre. Due to do this, Martin stayed on my back burner. Until recently. I sped through the first three books. Within days. Literally. I couldn’t get enough. A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings & A Storm of Swords were consuming stories.
A Feast for Crows, however, threw up a road block, and had me crawling to the finish line. It was a slow read. Very slow at times. The storyline of AFC needed to be split in half due to what would have been a brain-numbing amount of content. The book in its entirety would have simply been too long. Well over 1,000 pages. And I mean well over. In splitting this book however, AFC felt heavily one-sided. Not to say that I didn’t enjoy the book, I did, but due to half of the cast of characters being cut, the book left me wanting more, and less. AFC was still, at half its content, around 775 pages long. Although not my favorite book in this series so far, AFC is still a must read for any Martin fan. Especially if you are knee-deep in this series.
George R. R. Martin is an incredible storyteller and an inspiration for every author/writer. His cast of characters is immense, not to mention the number of details he somehow manages to not only hold inside his head, but also manages to keep straight. Martin is currently working on The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in his Fantasy series, A Song of Fire and Ice. I know we all hope this book will be a quick release.
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February 23, 2012 | Categories: Author, Blogging, Books, Inspiration, Publishing, Reading, Reviews, Thoughts, Writer, Writing | Tags: A Song of Fire and Ice, Author, Book Reviews, Dance With Dragons, feast for crows, george r r martin, laney mcmann, Martin, Song of Ice & Fire, Winds of Winter | 5 Comments
I read all the time.
And the books I love, I read over and over again. It’s par for the
course I assume. One of my favorite authors is Michael
Scott. The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel series
is wonderful. Full of rich history embedded in to a fantastical
fictional world. It’s this weaving of history and fantasy that I so
relish in writers. It’s not a common gift unfortunately, so when I
happen to run across these types of authors I am thrilled.
Mythology for me is simply magical and Scott is a master in this
genre. I find myself getting lost in what the past may have been
like here on Earth.
Wondering how all these incredibly unbelievable myths can really be
so unbelievable. I find myself moving in to these other worlds with
ease and not wanting to leave. The Necromancer, the fourth book in the series, I am sad to
say I have not yet read but am anxiously admiring the book cover and know like all those before it, it will have a
lasting place on my overly full shelves. I will not be able to put
this book down until it has been read cover to cover and cover to
cover again. Kudos to Mr. Scott and Thank you for sharing your
- “The Alchemist” by Michael Scott To Be a Movie (booksncrannies.com)
December 29, 2010 | Categories: Author, Books, Reviews, Writing | Tags: Alchemyst, Arts, Book Reviews, Earth, Fantasy Authors, John Dee, laney mcmann, Michael Scott, Montgomery Scott, Scott, Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel, ya fantasy author, YA Fiction, YA paranormal romance author | 1 Comment