Saturday, January 19, 2008

Short Book Reviews

Wit'ch Fire by James Clemens - Undaunted by the disturbing use of magic piss in Clemens' Shadowfall, I decided to pick up this book as I've enjoyed the novels he writes as James Rollins. While it doesn't bring anything groundbreaking or new to the fantasy genre, I found this one to be an enjoyable ride with its relentless, thriller-like pacing, nice plotting and solid characterizations. I'd sure like to see more fantasy novels written with this swiftness of pacing. I'd call this one Good Fun!

5 comments:

Carl V. said...

Great cover, looks like the work of Brom. Magic piss, eh? Can't say that I've ever encountered that in a novel. Or in real life, come to think of it! :)

David said...

Bingo! You've got a good eye. Yes, that is a Brom cover.

Ummm. *Ahem* the less said about magic body fluids the better, but I will say this: If the Shadowfall novel had been either pornographic, humorous or humorously pornographic it might have worked better.

Robert said...

I actually read the Wit'ch Fire series before reading any of the author's James Rollins stuff. Personally, I really like the series. It's as cliched as hell, but dark, fast-paced and pretty imaginative in places. I didn't enjoy "Shadowfall" as much though, but I hope "Hinterland" is better...

David said...

Robert: I'll definitely pick up the next volume of this series.

Robert said...

I think you'll enjoy the rest of the series. For me, the books just kept getting better and better until the last one, which felt a little anticlimactic, but it was still good :)