The Day of Dissonance

The Day of Dissonance
Season of the Spellsong #3
Alan Dean Foster
Fantasy
1 Star
dtb, 235 pages

Wizard turtle sends pothead boy and crew off to find him some magic medicine. Cross oceans, face death, etc, etc. Get the medicine, turns out to be aspirin, which pothead boy had in his pockets when he was transported. Gets a little more into Foster’s desire for Furry and also introduces the fantasy of hot girls, who are minors. Foster was a real bastard with this series. Should be ashamed to have written it.

The Hour of the Gate

The Hour of the Gate
Season of the Spellsong #2
Alan Dean Foster
Fantasy
1 Star
dtb, 217 Pages

finishes the storyline of the ancient evil. A country of bugs had somehow gotten hold of a military computer full of weapons technology. Ends with the baddies setting off a nuclear bomb in their own camp. Kind of hard to come back from that. Spellsinger boy is a whiner and Foster is constantly referencing songs by groups without giving any lyrics, expecting his audience to be familiar with them. Written for an age group, not for good literature.

Spellsinger

Spellsinger
Season of the Spellsong #1
Alan Dean Foster
Fantasy
1 Star
dtb 275 pages

a 24 year old prelaw student, who is a complete pot head, is whisked to another dimension by a powerful wizard [a turtle] to be that worlds savior from an “evil menace”. The guy is an idiot, and can supposedly work magic through a kind of guitar. Very rarely. And the world is populated by anthropomorphic animals, and humans are a very small part of the big picture. So it comes down to this: this novel is a story for Foster to admit his secret love of furry’ism, pot and 80’s music.