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The Song of the Sword based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Wow, you know what? I started to read the book from where I left off since yesterday. I couldn't stop reading it! I am serious! I am having so much fun with reading this book. To tell you the truth, I have never read fantasy novels before in my whole life, but this novel is really fun. It's so descriptive so that I could even picture as I am reading it. Well, since I don't know much about fantasy novels, I can't say whole lot about the novel. Actually, I could, but I shall not choose to utter much about this masterpiece, for you might be offended :) Well, at least I can say that the novel is so great! (Don't be offended since I am just a foreigner who knows very little about English).
Harding's realm begins with the creation of the first of his novels, The Song of the Sword. This novel consists of two separate books, separated by years but still constructing one gigantic picture that comes to life in the resolution of the entire story. One may read the first book believing that they have completed a great story, when in fact they have only scratched the surface of a much more grand, elaborate picture. In fact, Harding's realm is so extensive that the first novel is but an introduction to an entire world history that will come more alive and exciting with each novel. Just as Tolkien's Middle-earth does, Harding's Overworld in The Song of the Sword promises to grasp the attention of all readers until every novel is completed. As colorful and detailed descriptions of people and places are given, Harding creates a universe that forbids the reader to put down their book. Though some of the characters possess supernatural skills, Harding does not remove the humanity from the characters of the novel. Emotions and reactions of each character are realistic, unlike most modern fantasy novels, which seem to create robot-like characters with no real emotion or ambition. Revenge, romance, joy, humor, and tragedy are all elements of the story that take place. Are you a fantasy lover who feels you are wasting much of your time and money on brand-name books with fancy covers but dry text? Do you find yourself reading the same Tolkien book time after time because nothing else out there seems to match that Old English style and boundless adventure that you crave? Look no further than Harding's The Song of the Sword! With a world so vast and an adventure so extravagant and exciting, The Song of the Sword has the potential to be the next great wave to come across High Fantasy lovers everywhere.