Robert Jordan's Knife of Dreams Excerpt

Most of you are probably aware that the paperback edition of New Spring: The Novel contains an excerpt from the forthcoming Knife of Dreams. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that Tor Books will post it on the internet, as they have done in the past. Which means that you'll have to go to the bookstore, and read it there.

This is what I just did last evening, and it really makes me want to read this book!!! I'm not going to include any spoilers here, as always. But I will say that it's about Galad Damodred challenging Eamon Valda, Lord Captain Commander of the Children of the Light, to a Trial under the Light for the mistreatment of Queen Morgase while she was a captive of the Whitecloaks.

The excerpt is all too short, but it will please the multitude of fans who were waiting to see exactly where Jordan was headed when he made Galad join the Children of the Light. . .

2 commentaires:

Nik Skitz said...

Pat,

Have been reading some of the reviews you have posted and i tend to agree that Mrs. Hobb really knows how to wow her audience. I must admit a little disappointment in the way farseer trilogy ended but thats how it goes. Anyhow, to get to the point i was wondering what your thoughts on Terry Goodkind are, namely the sword of truth series. I'm an avid reader of all things fantasy and have read pretty much everything on your "creme de la creme" list and find it hard to believe that you have left out some important series of wonderful fantsay literature.
1) The Sword of Truth - Terry Goodkind.
2) The Empire series - Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts.
What is your opinion of these two series?

Patrick said...

Hi Nik!

Well, I used to be a fan of Goodkind. But I'm not anymore. If you want to know a little more about my views concerning this author, check out the article "Things that make you go hmmm..." (February 2005). I think I express quite clearly what my opinion is. Now, having written that, the buzz is that CHAINFIRE is truly good. I have no trouble believing that. But Good kind has taken advantage of me and his readers too many time for me to care at this point. I do have all of his books in hardcover (I actually picked up a copy of NAKED EMPIRE at a liquidation sale for 6,99$). I will read them one day. Probably when Goodkind is done with the series (2 more books), when I can determine if it's worth it.

So to put it simply, there was a time -- years ago -- when I was fully convinced that THE SWORD OF TRUTH would one day stand among the great fantasy series of all time. But right now, no way...

Wurts and Feist's THE EMPIRE trilogy was actually quite good. But for some reason, it never tickled me the right way, as Feist's RIFTWAR and SERPENTWAR have. It's funny, though, for many fans think that it's Feist's best work, while others (like me) have enjoyed that collaboration with Wurts but prefer him on his own.

Hope this answers your question!;-)