Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
A romance develops between the retired Major and the village shop owner that is to die for... This book is about our humanity, our foibles, predjudices, struggles and the things we take delight in - Wendy Pharyzyn
A war of words is raging in Rona Gallery, or to be more accurate a war of books. Wendy loves this book, she thinks it's far superior to Richard's favourite, Mr Rosenblum's List.
I wouldn't like to argue. They are both fantastic books, filled with love and dreams and humanity.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
The dragons of the Rainwild are stunted pitiable things, huge and misshapen that are nothing more than a burden to the fragile Rainwild settlement. They are sent up the river to die, along with their handlers, people like Thymara, children barely crossing into adulthood, scaled and deformed and reviled. But the dragons have a dream, a city where dragons and humans lived together and some of their human companions are willing to face death to find this city -- others are only driven by greed, intending to slaughter the dragons and anyone who stands in their way.
This is the second book of "The Rain Wild Chronicles," so I can only really say that if you liked book one of this series you'll probably like book two. In some ways the story is about as subtle as a sword, and as gentle as an ogre stomping on butterflies. But then I like such things and I also enjoyed this -- in a slightly annoyed, my goodness the publisher could have taken a minute to edit this, frame of mind. The odd spelling mistake I can live with -- the excess repetition not so much. Still, I read the book in about two days, in a please-don't-make-me-put-this-down haze.
Review by Alicia Ponder