Starting Kingdoms and Elves was one of the best things I ever did. You gotta love the characters, world, history, mystery, action. RS is one groovy dude too! He puts up with all my insane emails too ;D
so glad he told me about this board so now i have a place 2 hang out.
once I got to book 3 in kingdoms and elves i know this was the best series ever. book 4 was even better so that made me even more of a fan. i don't know if RS can top those two in the next one. I'm hoping he does
One thing I like best about Ruin Mist Chronicles is that the books are fastpaced, the storyline moves quickly and lots happens. Unlike Jordan, who is a talented writer, but drags his story on and on. I tried reading Crossroads of Twilight but haven't gotten very far. Another thing I really like about the RMC is that RS doesn't feel the need to detail every blade of grass, every bit of clothing every character wears and every hair braid pull.
Post by Shire Hobbit on Dec 6, 2003 0:59:47 GMT -5
It's really one or the other. One is YA version, one is Adult version. Most people seems to like Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches, seems like most of the people here have read KE 1,2,3,4 that's the best way, especially with the new $$$ of the new editions of KE 1,2,3,4.
Post by Shire Hobbit on Dec 7, 2003 16:17:42 GMT -5
I don't really know but the approach has been popular enought that other authors have tried it. Robert Jordan has YA editions of WoT books. Eye of the World was broke down into two books for YA. Terry Brooks has recently done the same with his. Sword of Shanara I believe is broken into 3 YA books. I don't know if there're copying RS success with YA editions but seems that way to me.