Friday, May 30, 2008

Myrren's Gift Book Review

Myrren's Gift
The Quickening Series
Fiona McIntosh


Reading Myrren’s Gift was a rush. Every chapter is filled of twists, turns, and nerve-wrecking cliffhangers. Myrren’s Gift is one of those stories that makes me happy to be alive. The first book of The Quickening can only be described as pure entertainment. I almost think of it as a T&A version of fantasy books. In Myrren’s Gift there is plenty of sword fighting, love affairs, and shifty magic. The ending is stellar! And I want more…

I thought for sure that everyone would enjoy Myrren’s Gift. But apparently, from reading reviews on Amazon, there are almost as many readers who don’t enjoy the book as there are readers that do. I think it just comes down to whether you are looking to sit down and be entertained, or if you want to use your big brain a little bit, because this book isn’t really for thinking. My best advice would be to buy this book, or rent it, and read the first sixty or so pages. If you don’t like it at that point, don’t keep reading, because if you aren’t caught by then, you probably aren’t going to like Myrren’s Gift. With that said, remember that I loved the the book. I give it 4 stars.


WeariedJuggler

2 comments:

nerinedorman said...

I've pretty much run it down to the fact that you either hate Fiona McIntosh or love her. She's not for everyone. Personally what I like about her writing is the fact that you can't ever really predict what will happen next in her story.

She's told me that when she sits down to write, she just goes for it and writes and sometimes doesn't know where it will go.

To her detriment, her first trilogy was a bit all over the place but she's tightened up nicely in The Quickening and her latest offering is even better.

My own writing leans towards horror but I still enjoy reading fantasy and am a firm fan of Fiona's writing, purely 'cos you can see she loves what she's doing and she communicates that very well.

weariedjuggler said...

Ha...I've been thinking a lot about your comment, and I really would like to have an intelligent response...But all I can think is, you said it better than I did. Ha...shoot, and thank you.

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