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Erikson Neophyte posted 27 October 2008 in Literature DiscussionErikson Neophyte by Mats, Candidate

The thing that elevates Erikson above the cookiecutter rabble we've come to expect from the fantasy genre is not his "advanced magic system" or even scope (let's face it, he's just one of many who have been allowed to write as much has he has, and there's a reason for that), it's his character developments. He introduces them as subtle little mysteries, rumours even, which are built upon layer by layer - so deftly that you hardly even think about it! - until they've become people that are so achingly real for better or worse. A character you barely give a second through could very well turn out to be your favourite a book or two later and that's fucking exciting. view post


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