7 hours ago
Monday, February 14, 2011
I went into this book with the idea that it would be more the type of fantasy that grabs me than The Long Price was (and btw - I loved the world of the TLP, its culture and its history - it was the kind of world that, in my mind, popped the way Kelewan did when Feist allowed Wurts to play at the Great Game in the Empire trilogy, but it never got off the ground). And Dragon's Path was more traditional fantasy (read europeanish setting), but only on the surface. That makes it more accessible than The Long Price and yeah it has dragons, but that was about it.
The thing Abraham's does really well is characters and economics. In fact it is because of Cithrin and her journey building a bank (interestingly enough it was Amat Kyaan's story in TLP that interested me the most also) that I will pick up book two - because I want to read what happens next!