Post by dragonlord on Nov 23, 2003 22:59:17 GMT -5
I think expensive is relative depending on where you are. For me $14 was pretty expensive. I buy in paperback mostly, used a lot of the time. If you don't have a lot of bucks to spend you should only buy KMT and KA. They are continuations of each other. Don't buy EQQ--its the dark path which I don't entirely get but a lot of people seem to. It did have a few insights people keep talking about the Fourth--even RS in his siggy--that's mostly referenced in the EQQ. I think RS was trying to do something different that's all. He says clearly in all the descriptions to read KMT then KA. It even says that at the end of KMT:
Sorry, but $14 is d**n expensive for paperback. "Pawn of Prophecy" by David Eddings is $8. And "The Elder Gods" is $25 (however that I oredered it from UK - now their prize was hideous (18 pounds)). But if his latest books are $8, I'll probably buy them.
Post by narycrossthepond on Nov 24, 2003 3:28:43 GMT -5
Massmarket paperback I assume for Eddings? Trade paperbacks are different, they are the nice editions with nice paper. Basically a hard cover without the extra cardboard. So I got mine for 10 quid UK ($14 US). I see the new KE books talked about here are about 5 quid UK ($8). I think the covers on those editions are smart.
Ruin Mist Chronicles is my second favorite series next to Tolkien's masterpiece Lord of the Rings.
I'm going to reread everything from Keeper Martin's Tale to Kingom Alliance before Fields of Honor comes out.
If I had to compare Tolkien and Stanek, I'd take Stanek because the prose is good and the books not so thick. I have a personal goal to read everything all J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert Stanek ever wrote...a lot easier with Stanek.
Finished the first three Ruin Mist Chronicles went on to Ruin Mist Heroes and Legends. Whoever recommended that thank you! It has been interested reading. It is amazing how much history RS wrote for the world.