A new Series Starts Here…

As some of you may remember, in my Reading Resolutions posts at the start of the year I talked about trying to finish up a series before taking any thing new on. Since I finished my Metro trilogy in January I thought I did well in completing that, even if the book was not that great. On a not so recent walk with Milou in our area we discovered a little “Buurtbib” Buurt being neighborhood and bib the abbreviation for library where we saw some cool looking books on offer in exchange for other books or on a take one and bring it back later stage. Milou went on a walk recently and said she was going to pass by there again so I told her to look if she sees anything nice. I gave her:

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In exchange for these three books Milou came back with…

gene wolf knightGoodreads has this this to say about it:

A young man in his teens is transported from our world to a magical realm that contains seven levels of reality. Very quickly transformed by magic into a grown man of heroic proportions, he takes the name Able and sets out on a quest to find the sword that has been promised to him, a sword he will get from a dragon, the one very special blade that will help him fulfill his life ambition to become a knight and a true hero.

Inside, however, Able remains a boy, and he must grow in every sense to survive the dangers and delights that lie ahead in encounters with giants, elves, wizards, and dragons. His adventure will conclude in the second volume of The Wizard Knight, The Wizard.

With this new series, Wolfe not only surpasses all the most popular genre writers of the last three decades, he takes on the legends of the past century, in a work that will be favorably compared with the best of J. R. R. Tolkien, E. R. Eddison, Mervyn Peake, and T. H. White. This is a book—and a series—for the ages, from perhaps the greatest living writer in (or outside) the fantasy genre.

The Knight forms part of a two book series called The Wizard Knight, the first book being The Knight, I bet you can’t guess what the second book will be called… I know nothing about this series but I have heard some good things about Gene Wolf. I am exited to see how this book wil turn out. I think it a fair trade in giving three books away for the price of one.

What do you guys think?

21 thoughts on “A new Series Starts Here…

  1. Just be aware that Able is most likely autistic and so the story tends to “zip” (I can’t think of a better word) from scene to scene. It was a unique read for me.

    Good luck getting introduced to Wolfe. I found, after a couple of tries, that he’s not an author for me.

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    1. Good luck mate. The games that spun of of the books were way better in my opinion. Also, to save you a lot of time maybe I’d say stick to the first book. Specailly if reading it in English. The translations are not all too hot in these… dont want to put you off too much. The setting is great.

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      1. I actually just re-read your review there; the quote is insanity, I’m not sure what he was thinking when he said that, it doesn’t paint the picture of a sequel anyone would be excited to read. I’ll cautiously move through 2033 and then maybe leave it there 😅

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  2. Well, it’s not perfect but I really liked it, volume first slightly more than the second one… and to be honest it could be all cut by 1/3 and published as one novel. It definitely is a piece of solid fantasy, I hope you’ll like it!

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