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A New Review!

There's a new review of The Dark-Eyes' War, book III of Blood of the Southlands, available at Fantasy Book Critic. Check it out! It's a good one!

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hedwig_snowy
May. 5th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
Excellent review. And, I really did enjoy the trilogy. A lot.

Since time has passed...and it's not as such of a spoiler...the only (very) minor thing that I brought up when I orignally commented on it was...that I thought the 'bad guys' should have suffered a bit more. But that's just a personal preference of how I like my books to end up, being weened on American happy endings. Certainly the 'good' guys' suffered some casualties, but it seemed the Eandi got off pretty easily...

So, that was my point when I originally commented after the book came out but I didn't want to put spoilers in. It was a really great series. And I'm a huge fan of Grinsa. Thanks. :-)
davidbcoe
May. 5th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Hedwig. I understand your criticism. Thing is (and I'm not saying this to defend myself -- merely to explain) I didn't see anyone as the bad guy in the Southlands books. That was part of what I liked about the series as a writer. I could honestly say that every one of my characters was doing what she or he thought was right. That probably made for more ambiguity, less clarity, and maybe even a less satisfying ending. But it was more fun to write, and it felt "truer" than any other project I've ever written.
hedwig_snowy
May. 5th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I took it to be somewhat like the history of Native Americans. Funny what a reader sees that is different than the author intended. Interesting to review it in those terms.

Yeah, criticism might be too strong a word (except in the academic sense, I suppose). :) Had enough of those classes in college.

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