Originally Posted by Rambo
Thanks for remembering to post the review. I appreciate it.
Also, +1 to all the Chew recommendations. Weirdly original and excellent.
Just finished this Stone of Tears and am moving on to Blood of the Fold:
Ugh. I read that series as a kid. I remember enjoying it, but finding it overly right wing preachy. Lots of teh secks. I re-read the first book recently, and couldn't stand it. The plot, pacing, preaching, over-bearing prophecies (Holy crap, Richard is the Chosen One of THIS society too!!???) ,... it weighed it down in to a joke.
That said, I did most of the series the first time around, so there is some enjoyability in it. But compared to WoT and other fantasy series, it doesn't hold its own.