Andre Richard Richard de Vineyard NSW, Australia
La vie et les pensées du robot ou de l'homme (?) À l'avenir combinées dans un livre bien écrit. Je me suis toujours demandé pourquoi les robots voudraient être humains ... mais je suppose que ce livre m'a donné une réponse satisfaisante. Et la chronologie du livre était également très sympathique. :)
Très bien! J'ai hâte de lire le prochain volume.
My best friend and I listened to this while working a puzzle. The narrator was quite good, although we did giggle sometimes at the likeness of some of the characters to Star Wars characters. But all in fun -- there is quite a cast to juggle! This third installment was a bit disappointing. There were a lot of good elements: the humor was great (Saphira was wonderful, as usual, and there's a great "scar" competition between Eragon and his cousin Roran). The politicking was well-done and thought out. I begin to see why Eragon not only will have to leave Alagaesia, as prophesied, but he will probably want to. HOWEVER, this book was in desperate need of a good editor. In fact, I think with a good editor, the fourth installment really could have fit to make this series a trilogy. There was just too much monologing, and it really interrupted the flow. The only character who could get away with that much dialogue in one go, without interruptions is Nasuada -- and only her to a degree. Also, I understand that with the increased battles, there would be more violence, and I do like the conflicts the characters go through when they have to go to battle (I do worry about Roran -- he's beginning to like battles a bit too much. I think that will make his relationship with Katrina and Eragon very interesting!) If the gore had been limited to the battle scenes, I wouldn't complain. But there was a good deal of bloodshed in this one, to the point where it got gratuitous. The trial of the long knives was just nauseating. I'm a bit worried about the fourth book after this one. Oh, and another note: skip the interview with the author at the end. It was extremly irritating.
I drop into this book every once in awhile, and ravenously devour a small piece. I never start in the same place. I have never made a serious attempt to finish the entire work, not sure I ever will. But the writing is just great.