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20 February 2013 @ 05:20 pm
Recent Reads: Castle of Wizardry  

Not, as it turns out, my favorite of the series, despite Ce’Nedra’s taking the helm in many ways. I remembered it more fondly. And there’s nothing particularly wrong with it, except it largely feels like a filler book: this is where Garion gets crowned and Ce’Nedra raises an army, and that’s sort of all that happens in this ‘un. It’s entertaining enough, with laugh out loud moments like all of them have, but not the strongest of the series. Looking forward to finishing ‘em up, though, because I /have/ been enjoying this re-read a great deal.

Then I’ll have to decide on something to re-read next, because I’m writing a book, and it’s too difficult to read new books while writing one. Rereads mean not wondering what happens next, so while I can enjoy them, I don’t get as commited. Mostly. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

hegemony hedgehogagrimony on February 20th, 2013 04:53 pm (UTC)
The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown. :)
Jason Drakejasondrake on February 21st, 2013 03:10 am (UTC)
I vote yes
kitmizkit on February 22nd, 2013 04:06 pm (UTC)
I think that's an excellent choice :)
Herefoxherefox on February 21st, 2013 07:27 pm (UTC)
Oddly Castle of Wizardry was the first one I read as my mom picked it up at the grocery store when I was home with the chicken pox (at 14! It was miserable) So I have a special fondness for it, especially the way it opens which I found enthralling even though I didn't know the bits leading up to this story.
Natalie HaighNatalie Haigh on February 21st, 2013 11:30 pm (UTC)
My goto re-read is the Liaden universe. There are 5? different series within it, all linked together but seperate enough that you can just read 1,2 or 3 books and still enjoy the stories. i have lost count of the times i have read them all:)