Post by Shire Hobbit on Mar 8, 2007 22:53:10 GMT -5
One thing I love about Ruin Mist are that its many worlds really. There are three known worlds (realms) and there same to be realms in between that connect them all. Underearth is below the kingdoms but not really underground. Overearth is above the kingdoms but not really in the sky.
Also, more on point to keeperofdreams questions about the realms. Thanks!
Post by Shire Hobbit on Mar 8, 2007 23:08:46 GMT -5
Its a fact. Simple stories are more popular and more appealing as you don't need to think much while reading them and this makes them more accessible. Being more accessible isn't a bad thing and it does open the door for a wider audience.
BTW Wolfe's books being discussed are The Knight and The Wizard, books one and two of The Wizard Knight. Wolfe also wrote many less accessible (The Book of the Short Sun, The Book of the New Sun, and The Book of the Long Sun to name a few of the ones I know).
Havent read them but will check them out. Thanks! I think Ruin Mist is the best as its seems simple when you first read it but its also complex. Like all the subtle things you get after reading it a few times.
I like how well thought out it is. In many fantasy you only see glimpses of the world. In stanek's books you see many more parts of the world than usual. I pariticularly like it when Vilmos goes to under earth.