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Posted March 23, 2003
Wish i had bought Song Master instead
I've heard a lot of hype about Storm Constantine, so of course when given the choice between purchasing The Crown of Silence and Song Master by Orson Scott Card, I went for the Crown. It wasn't my best decision. Constantine shows wonderful skills in descriptions and I truly do feel as if I ahev been led into another world. but other than that there is very little that holds you to the book. The characters are very..cookie cutter, Shan, the simple country boy who wants to know more, Nip, crazy girl who makes no sense yet knows all and Taropat, the troubled magus. The rape and sex in general seem inconsequential to the story, and is the one place where Con. fails to use her decriptive skills. overall the sentences are simple, the dialogue seems disconnected and I find myself slowly wishing i had bought Song Master instead. I imagine hard core fans will enjoy it, but for anyone who is trying to decide which book of Con.'s to start with, I would go for something else. Maybe this was just a fluke.
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