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Old 04-12-2011, 10:14 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by richvalle
Wow... he wrote more! Have you read them? Any good? I don't know... it would be weird to go back and read more. I've read the first 6 several times and it's kind of finished in my mind.
I've only read the first two books of the "Last Chronicles," and to be honest... no, I haven't been all that impressed so far. I'm going to wait until the series is complete and read it straight through instead of dilly-dallying around with 4-5 year installments. Ultimately, White Gold Wielder's ending was very solid (not to mention final) and this series should have stayed "complete."

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I read one of his other fantasy series... something with mirrors (checks Amazon...) "The Mirror of Her Dreams, the dazzling first volume of Mordant’s Need". He sure has a thing for complicated, flawed main characters. Very interesting magic system unlike any other I've seen.
Donaldson will never be accused of simple, straight-forward storylines. He seems to love convoluted (and politically motivated) plots. So do I, but Mordant's need didn't really make the "fantastic" cut on my personal rankings.

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I started his sci-fi series The Gap and that just got to weird for me.
The Gap Cycle is my favorite work by Donaldson and I consider it to be his finest writing to date. In fact, I wish he would have returned to hard sci-fi instead of resurrecting the Thomas Covenant series--that in my eyes, had already been put to bed, tucked in, and kissed lovingly on the forehead.
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