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Fifth Ring

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2003

    Rousing Adventure Story

    Having gone through the vast majority of fantasies that have come along in the last tweny or thirty years, I picked this title up without much expectations. I read the entire book in less than a week and was sorry when I closed the final page. New author Graham is one of the birghtest lights to come along in years. He has a deft touch and the ability to spin a story that will keep the reader on the edge of his seat. Several other reviewers have commented on the bits of humor he laces the book with and I compeletely agree. They were well placed and very funny. The characters of 'The Fifth Ring' are a unique bunch who emulate the friendship and loyalty that makes fantasy such fun to read. This is really quite a different tale, not based upon magic, but upon the technology of an ancient and deceased race. I particularly enjoyed the massive battles and between Mathew and Karas Duren. A champion fencer himself, Graham knows how to craft a fight scene so that the reader will need to take a breather at the end of it. If there is any criticism, I would have to say that there are many familiar elements in this book (rings, lost technology, creatures), but this is mostly a minor complaint. Ninety-Eight percent of the fantasys published since 1950 all share same elements. The test is in the reading. If you can put down the book only with reluctance, the author passes. That was the case here. I give Graham an 'A.' Can't wait for the sequel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2003

    A real good read

    This was the best sci-fantasy I've come accross since I picked up Goodkind. Maybe all the ideas aren't fully original, but the story is. Characters are very believeable, and I enjoy that it could be our earth's future. As far as I know, THAT is an original idea. I am really looking forward to part 2. Please hurry!

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