FYI, I read Dave Freer's new fantasy, "Dog and Dragon" (sequel to
"Dragon's Ring") this week and wrote up a few comments here:
Basically, I thought it was entertaining - Freer has the knack of
writing appealing characters - but I was still disappointed. "Dragon's
Ring" was better than I expected, but the sequel doesn't add anything.
It's VERY light-weight and goes exactly where you always know it's going
It was fun enough for an idle afternoon, but Freer can do better than
this, and I hope he does. I really like the kinds of characters he
writes, but I need more substance than this.
Anyway, that's pretty much what my review says, only in a lot more
words! Heh, heh. But there's a link to the earlier book, too, if you're
curious about that (and I'd definitely read that one first).
I haven't been reading much fantasy lately, so I haven't had anything to
say here. Hmm,... I did re-read "To Say Nothing of the Dog" by Connie
Willis last week. I think that one is great - very funny - but it's
humorous science fiction more than fantasy. Still, if you like Victorian
era comedies, with some romance, you might check it out:
Of course, it's not new. It was first published in 1998. It was just a
re-read for me, but I thought I'd write some comments about it.
Life is sacred? Who said so, God? Hey, if you read history you'll
realize that God is one of the leading causes of death, has been for
thousands of years. Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews, all taking turns
killing each other because God told them it was a good idea. - George