Vince gives me a comedy gimmick
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: St. Louis Park, MN
Re: The Book thread.
Yeah I did. I really, really like how he mixed feruchemy and allomancy, with technology. The best part is that was a side project he wrote just to get his brain off of Wheel of Time, and it ended up being good enough to do properly and finish. Marsh still being around is awesome.
There are certain bits I dislike about the trilogy, but the setting is one of my favorite things. You can really *feel* that it's bleak and nobody is really happy. I especially like how the system of doing this is explained in lots of detail, and kept consistent. It doesn't have to be realistic, but I appreciate when things aren't too fantasical for no reason. And the experimentation to find duralumin.
Their love story is kinda meh, but then, it's fairly OK for a reclusive semi nerdy boy and an untrusting, inexperienced girl that went through a really shitty childhood.
I do love all the little details that were set up in advance and came into play later, and when you reread it, you have a serious "AHA!" moment- like the earring, and the journal bits about what happened the first time at the Well of Ascension.
Call Kenny Loggins. Cause you're in the Danger Zone.