zondag 19 oktober 2014

DNF - Stan Nicholls: Weapons of Magical Destruction


Well, October isn’t treating me very well this year.
Second novel in a row I couldn’t finish.

“When the orcs discovered a world filled with their own kind, they thought they would live there till the end of their days. But the appearance of an unlikely ally will change everything.
This ally - a human - tells of the atrocities being visited upon orcs back in the other world. He implores Stryke and his companions to come back so that they may save their kind from extinction and wreak vengeance upon the humans who've wronged them.
But can this human be trusted? Is he a rare friend to the orc -- or is he there to lure them back for their own personal annihilation?”

It might be a bad translation or it might be the writer’s style, but it was all so simplistic. The plot seems good, but it turns out to go from fight to fight without any real plot going on. It’s the writing that’s really simplistic. Very short sentences, not a word with more than three syllables.
The characters are flat; they have no emotions, no thoughts beyond the superficial ones and they seem so stupid!

I wouldn’t recommend this one if you’re used to reading more High Fantasy or any book with a plot for that matter.

Happy reading.