Triumph of the Darksword

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Darksword #3

Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

So instead of writing a good story, this duo [and don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love some of their stuff] simply use a scifi cliche to advance the story 10 years for Joram.

And this story wasn’t even about Joram really. It was all about the revelations of the outside world and how everything we thought we knew gets turned on its side and shaken. With some token villain who’s a freaking stage magician. Seriously?

At least the tech warriors could have been cool. Special Special Forces [yes, that was a double]. And they fall apart and cry like babies. Seal Team 6 wouldn’t have fallen apart like that!

Finally, to wrap things up, we get a love fest and everybody is going to be everybody else’s best friend, except for the badguys, who we are told, are now going to be even badder. But the goodguys will be even gooderer. And can you not be inspired by a Gooderer Guy?

So while I might appear to have hated this book, I actually enjoyed it. It was just juvenile and not up to the level of sophistication that I enjoy now [anyone read those Myth books by Asprin?] If you enjoyed the first 2, this won’t disappoint, but it wont get better.

And I found out that there is a 4th book after this. I won’t be reading it.

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Doom of the Darksword

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Darksword #2

Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

So you all thought Edward, from that wretched Twilight, was the original “Dark and Moody”?

Joram, and the little innocent girly, are the gag-worthy successor of Romeo and Juliet, and the precursors of Edward and Bella.

The story overall screams “Generic Fantasy”. So you’ll enjoy it but not be blown away. Kind of like a hamburger at McDonalds. It is “food”. Good thing this is only a trilogy.

Forging the Darksword

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Darksword #1

Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

I certainly enjoyed this more than Weis’s The Lost King. I think she can do fantasy very well.
It was a little confusing as the story kept jumping from one character to another at the beginning, but it then settled down on one of the “priests”.
The world is based on magic but there are people who are born without magic, and they are ritually killed after their birth to protect the gene pool. Barbaric.
There is a prophecy about a “dead” king who will completely change the world.

Overall, an enjoyable read but nothing spectacular. Good enough that I’ll be reading the next book however.