I don't do the features to be elitist or anything. Do you think it comes across that way?
For me, it's just a way to promote paintings I happen to personally like. It's not meant to be an objective measure of skill or anything. It depends a lot on style. There are certain styles that just appeal to me more than others, regardless of technical skill level.
ditto that, she's damn awesome. The godslayer books did take a bit of getting used to because they're so different than her Kushiel books, but they really sucked me in once I started to get them. I've never read anything that was written from the perspective of the "bad" guys ... or at least, mostly from their perspective. I mean, I love the thought of all those epic battles you read about in fantasy book all boiling down to simple mis-communications and misunderstandings. Fascinating concept beautifully written, I was almost sad that there were only the two books.
Yeah. I really love authors who can write elegantly and formally without being boring and longwinded. She's definitely got the gift for that. And yes, definitely a different style than the Terre d'Ange books. I think it's great that she's able to switch like that.
I really like how frustrated (in a good way) I got with the good guys as I was reading. It was a fun twist.
Me too. I wish there were a third.
We'll just have to wait for her new Terre d'Ange series coming out next year. Yay! The protagonist sounds very mysterious.
what?!? new Terre d'Ange series? well I'm out of the loop, sad. I'll have to find that online somewhere and read up on it.
And you're right, it was just frustrating reading about the good guys, like I wanted to be able to just shake them all and explain the whole situation. Make them understand. It was an interesting feeling, lol.
ooh that does sound interesting, I was always hoping for a bit more from their friends over the water. Yay. I also just realized that I have yet to read Kushiel's Mercy ... very annoyed with myself that I've let that slip my mind.