Darren Sanchez Sanchez من عند Nimeda, Rajasthan 332021، الهند
ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature. The Tombs of Atuan is very different from A Wizard of Earthsea. It focuses on a young woman who has spent her life cloistered in the tombs of gods who she serves but doesn't know. Just as the reader feels completely miserable at the state of this disillusioned young lady, Ged (who nobody would describe as particularly cheerful or up-beat), arrives and brings with him a much-needed ray of sunshine, even though he spends most of the book under the earth. After Ged's arrival, things start to slowly make more sense to Tenar and it is interesting to watch her well-developed character gradually move from darkness to light. This is a slow-paced book. There's not a lot of action until the end, but Ged's quest in the tombs is related to the rest of the Earthsea series, so it's valuable in that sense. And, of course, an Ursula Le Guin is always a pleasure to read and this audiobook version is very good. Read more Ursula Le Guin book reviews at Fantasy literature.
** spoiler alert ** Okay, I wasn't disappointed with Hunted, but I wasn't extremely impressed with it either. I was really hoping that Heath was gone out of the love triangle (now a square!). When he came back I was just like WHAT THE?! HOW DID HE FIND HER?! Then Erik turning into what he did kind of scared me a little, and I still don't think she is going to end up with him in the next few books. The Casts need to stop trying so hard to get them to sound like teens and making every main guy character fall in love with Z. And then finding a way to make them all fit in so she doesn't seem like slut. Now that I am done covering the bad stuff, let's move on to the good and great stuff. I don't believe they used the gay jokes too much, they used it like any teen would. The Twins are still as great as ever and the Imprint between Aphrodite and Stevie Rae was actually pretty funny. The relationship between Kalona and "A-ya" (Z) was interesting to read about. I also love how Z realizes that she is A-ya and Nyx has blessed her with the gift of free will. It shows that if you look deep inside you, you can find who you really are. I thought that it was possible to end the series right here and then. But it just would leave out the big question, "Did they ever really defeat Kalona?" And so many more. I can't wait for Tempted in October.