Book Review: Spellsinger (Spellsinger #1) Alan Dean Foster
“The strange quasi-science [he] called magic. Or was the wizard right and science was really quasi-magic?”
Dreadfully slow pace. Almost quit after fifty pages; almost quit again fifty pages from the end when I realized nothing was going to happen in this volume. This story merely introduces the characters, world and issue for the greater series. Still, Foster tells a good story.
“This land he now found himself in was no more alien-appearing than Amazonian Peru, and considerably less so than Manhattan.”
Populating his world with human-like mammals is automatically works against stereotypes. In addition, Foster works counter expectations with an artsy male, who is repelled by the fantasy work he’s been thrown into, and an athletic female who embraces it.
“The appetite for evil far exceeds that of the benign.”
Many readers love these never-ending tales; I don’t. I won’t be back.
“It wouldn’t be any fun if it didn’t have any danger.”
Was the story with the pot smoking, pedophile oriented, “furry” lover, main character?
And I just checked my reviews. I read “Season of the Spellsong” by Foster. Which is an omnibus of the first 3 books. So I can’t remember if all the things I said happened in the first book, or throughout the 3.
Either way, this felt like a real bomb from Foster…
Not yet, but I can see where it may end up there.
Glad you’re quitting while ahead…
Think I’ll pass on this one. When is our Rothfuss coming out? Time to check his website again.