|Submitted by sm |
(May 01, 2005)
The War of the Flowers was the first book I've read after a long abstinence from science fiction and fantasy novels, but boyo, it got me hooked once again.
First of all, since Tad Williams is often compared to Tolkien: I didn't love the LOTR, I admit it, so what? I liked it yes, but didn't love it, The War of the Flowers on the other hand is my true love!
The storyline draws you in from the very beginning, the pace is just so perfect it's hard to put in words, there are simply no boring scenes/chapters. It's rather the case, that the reading just takes way to long sometimes, 'cause you're so curious about what's going to happen next, but still don't wanna skip anything - it just gets better with every page.
The main caracters are so well described and handled you'll laugh and cry with and for them, you'll fear for their lives every single page, 'cause everythings possible and everything happens, just not the way you though.
When you hit the last couple of chapters there's even a fear the end might not live up to what you hoped for, but boyo, it definitly does and way more.
I picked this book 'cause it was not a story divided in endless books, but put in one, right now I wish there would be a sequel 'cause I'll miss the friends I've found in this novel.