Review by panguitch
June, 13 2006
Pros: It's either lush . . .
Cons: . . . or bloated.
Review by jsherry
December, 30 2005
Pros: It's a great set up to a trilogy
Cons: but the execution is a bit slow and borders on cliche
Review by slarter
October, 10 2004
Pros: A sprawling, epic fantasy novel, borne on magnificent prose...
Cons: ... which, despite an abundance of coincidences early on, is nearly flawless.
Review by stacy224
June, 12 2004
Pros: The characters were wonderful. The story flowed very well.
Cons: It was slow starting and is a long book, but you can get over that.
Review by ravenmidnight
September, 19 2002
Pros: A great book I wish i had read sooner
Cons: Has a bit of a slow start
Review by fyvel
October, 18 2001
Pros: Believable, likeable characters, villains you love to hate
Cons: Slow start
Review by Bookwyrm_Mel
January, 07 2001
Pros: Beautifully detailed world, realistic hero, adventure and discovery
Cons: verbose, narrow beginning focus
Review by Dalesanya
December, 16 2000
Pros: details, length, hard to put down
Review by bellgirl
December, 16 2000
Pros: another series worth reading!
Review by fifteenman
August, 05 2000
Pros: Rich world with great, believable characters
Cons: A slow opening
Review by Nb41
July, 31 2000
Pros: Excellent style, well designed universe
Cons: long. very long. no, I'm not kidding.
Review by kimdulina
March, 22 2000
Pros: Wonderful plot, well-drawn characters
Cons: Length requires a commitment (but is well worth it)
Review by cyberwhitebear
January, 31 2000
Pros: Entertaining, detailed, full of many interconnected plot lines.
Cons: A bit long winded at times, but this is compensated by extremly detailed descriptions.
Review by dragonboy
January, 25 2000
Pros: impressive, grand epic with good character depiction
Cons: beginning is very tedious to read without any direct action, but it picks up
Review by salem
January, 19 2000
Pros: amazing gift for detail, incredible plot, vivid characters
Cons: long series requires readers commitment to finish
Review by SandyDK79
January, 18 2000
Pros: good characterization, original, interesting plot