I started reading this book for a couple reasons. One was because I was taking a break from my prolific reading of superhero prose novels (count ’em. I have 113 of those novels alone and counting). Second was that I was gearing up to play a fantasy RPG with some friends as we try to work out our busy schedules to play once a month. I wanted to get into the mindset and had enjoyed the other two books in this series. Well, the third one didn’t disappoint.
Well. What can I say? It’s been one of those years. But things are much different now. Believe me on that. I’ll write a post about it sometime soon. That’s a promise. Until that time, I wanted to start the year off with something simple which means a book review. Yay!
The book is called Hero’s Quest by Denny O’Neil. I almost don’t want to say something too negative given that its a book written by Dennis O’Neil who is a major player in the history of comicdom. Almost.
Next in my series of books read is Iron Man-The Armor Trap. I’ve been reading this for a while and there’s a reason for that. It was laborious to get through this. Bordering on excruciating. But I like to finish what I start and in the end I ultimately learn something about writing.
I was first exposed to the works of Terry Brooks last year. I have never been a big fantasy reader but things change over the years. At this site, you’ll find two reviews of some long works by fantasy writers. One of the is Terry Brook’s First King of Shannara (which is a weird title since Shannara is not a place but a person. I enjoyed it so much, I delved into the next book of the series. Here are my thoughts.
As human beings, we all have our quirks and idiosyncrasies. Us writers have them even more so. One of mine is a hatred of profanity. I know. Hate is s strong word. So that should give you an idea of how much I dislike it. I don’t like it in the books I read for enjoyment either.