Born For The Greater Good
- Mar 30, 2008
I've not read the Servent Of the Empire books yet. Less than a hundred pages off from finishing The Kings Buccaneer so will be reading them next!
That was a fantastic part. It's weird how it doesn't happen very often throughout the books though, but I suppose if Pug did use his extraordinary powers alot more then the whole series would have been over in 500pages.Sounds like you're about to discover Janny Wurts, Ross, if you've not read her stuff previously. Beware: If you find yourself enjoying the series as much as I did, you'll suddenly find you have a lot more books to buy and a WHOLE lot more reading to do!
Coming back to the movie, though, I really hope they do a stand-up-and-cheer job of it; one of my favorite SFF scenes ever is in Magician. When Milamber attends the Emperor's birthday and witnesses the execution of Midkemian soldiers-turned-slaves in the arena, the description of what he does next is both Feist at his ABSOLUTE best AND Pug/Milamber at his most charismatic. You know it's going to be in the film because there are far too many aspects of that scene that scream "drama". It would really be dreadful, therefore, to have to watch some hack butcher that moment by not giving the build-up to it enough attention.
It's only ever been 1 book from when I bought it and the 25th anniversary edition was also a single volume. It may be that it was printed at some stage in 2 volumes but I think you'll find in most cases it was published as a single volume.
I met Feist in Melbourne and got the 3 krondor books I think it was ? signed in Hardback by him. Quite cool actually.[/quote]
when was this i never heard of it??
i agree with whoever said that the time cuts would stuff the movie up
The LOTR movies put me to sleep.How about this? With other books being poorly put into films, except for LOTR of course, would we welcome this? If so, what about roles?
Saw this somewhere else ages ago and they were having a right old banter. Seems they were not too keen as well
I tried reading the Empire series ... and it bored me almost as much at the hatchet job done by Jackson on LOTRSounds like you're about to discover Janny Wurts, Ross, if you've not read her stuff previously. Beware: If you find yourself enjoying the series as much as I did, you'll suddenly find you have a lot more books to buy and a WHOLE lot more reading to do!
I have 124 pages left of the 3rd book. I read alot. (at work...but shhh don't tell the boss- im glad they arn't bothered aslong as the work gets done)Alas, I warned you, if "warned" is the right word....
Janny usually needs a little set up time, and then things start to move. Once they do, look out! I see Ray's structure in the books, but Janny's prose, although if you haven't read Janny before, it might be a little hard to pick things apart in quite this manner (I'd read Sorceror's Legacy and the Cycle of Fire series from Janny prior to the Empire series). Did you finish all three books already?!!
Really?she specializes in surprises for her readers.
Fans of Feist often enjoy Wurts, which isn't a surprise given their collaboration and friendship, but their styles are quite different. Wurts is definitely more complex and thought-provoking, and her characterization is better than anybody else in this field, IMHO.
Perhaps a wee bit of shooting from the hip. I think Ross and Grimward would agree that Empire is as rich as any Feist novel in plot and development, but has a greater depth of characterization. To me, it was a little more sophisticated.But your post makes me think I might have judged too soon..