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It was actually really good. Everytime I read a SoT book (mind you I've only read two), it starts out so slow, but then it always ends up being epic at the end. Richard always ends up destroying someone and it is always awesome. I think I liked this one better than WFR, but they were both very, very enjoyable. I will be reading Blood of the Fold here before the end of May probably.
Its not bad so far. It is taking me a while to get used to Goodkind's writing; sometimes he says stuff that I have to read twice to make sense of because it is worded weird. But I think that it will get better as the book goes on as did Wizard's First Rule. That book sorta started off slow as well, but by the end I really loved it.
P.S. The Great Hunt is the next WoT book and it is easily one of my favorites!
Finished The Once & Future King with a quickness! Once I got to part III, I had trouble putting it down to do anything else! Loved it, if you ever want to read another excellent Arthurian novel, try to find "Firelord" by Parke Godwin, it's wonderful too.
Hi! sorry again for not getting back right away, I'm usually only on shelfari every couple weeks or so :) but wow yeah I also have Incident at Hawk's Hill, that's a good one too! I really really love The Once and Future King so far, I'm about halfway thru part 2 "the queen of air & darkness".
If you liked Perrin and his wolf power, you would love the newest WoT book cause there is a lot of it in there. And Perrin becomes pretty epic, but you seem like the type of person that would like Mat, but he doesn't really fully develop till around the fifth book.
Haha, I hate to say this, but if you think that this first book is confusing, then some of the other books will make your head explode! One thing that took me a long time to understand is that The Dark One (Shepard of the Night, The Father of Lies) and Ba'alzamon are actually two different people. The Dark One is bound in Shayol Ghul along with his thirteen servants, The Forsaken. But, because the seals on their prison are weakening, some of the Forsaken are starting to escape. Ba'alzamon is actually Ishamael, one of the Forsaken, who has escaped from Shayol Ghul (Remember the prolouge with Ishamael and Lews Therin Telamon?). You don't ever seen any screen time with The Dark One in the first couple books, its all Ba'alzamon, aka Ishamael, and he is just one of the The Dark Ones servants.
If you are having a hard time keeping up, there is a website that has summaries of every chapter and little tid-bits to help you understand better and keep track of characters. The website is http://www.encyclopaedia-wot.org/. I recommend that you read the summary of each chapter after you read it in the book. That is what I did, and I have a good understanding of what is going on. Let me know what you thought of the whole book after you finish it!
hi Angie, sorry it took me a while to get back to you... yes I have read Bambi, it's on my shelf & I also was impressed with how much darker it was than the Disney film I grew up with! I had no idea it was a book first until I found it used at the library. Well besides Watership Down, there's a few famous ones such as Mrs. Frisby & The Rats of NIHM, or Animal Farm by George Orwell, I'm still looking for both of those for my collection... I really liked The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West by Mary Stanton, I guess it's fairly rare, I had to ask for it on interlibrary loan and got a quite old & worn paperback of it ;) A good modern author of anthropomorphic fiction is David Clement-Davies, he has three that I've read, Firebringer (about deer), and The Sight, and Fell (both about wolves, Fell is a sequel to The Sight). The Guardians of Ga'Hoole series is pretty good, I've only read the first 3 books. and the Redwall series is popular, although I wasn't liking the one book in that series I read as well as these others.
tEotW is one of the better WoT books. That and the next three, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn, and The Shadow Rising could easily be argued as the best four in the whole series. I hope you enjoy, the WoT books are easily some of my favorite books ever.
Btw, I started Stone of Tears.