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Erikson Neophyte posted 14 September 2006 in Literature DiscussionErikson Neophyte by Entropic_existence, Moderator

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I like these books a lot but they're not for everyone. Erikson is at his best with epic and battle scenes, he really catched these moods well. The world building is extremely good and colourful, though not as good as Bakker's. The characters are much more lovable, but not always very deep (and they are very, very many.) There's some genuinely freakingly good ideas and images all the way, but you have to overlook some weaknesses, too. I think they're books that would appeal to most Bakker fen, though. They are similarity in the scope and power of the characters, though Erikson have many very uber-powerful characters instead of a couple <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> and much more divine interventions (I like the fact it's a world where gods screw up mortals and mortals screw up gods)[/quote:qgt2rfmn]

That's one of my favourite parts of it as well. Even though there are alot of very powerful characters, being powerful isn't always a good thing. Erickson's idea of &quot;power drawing power&quot; as being a negative thing is a wonderful balancing force. That and mistakes (even if they don't seem like mistakes at the time) have consequences. view post


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