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Sir_Read-a-Lot

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Re: Recommend a book
« Reply #60 on: August 09, 2011, 03:34:40 AM »
hmmm - maybe I read too much...

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Re: Recommend a book
« Reply #61 on: August 09, 2011, 05:21:16 PM »
I listened to the first Song of Albion book in audio (got it from the library), and man, the characters were really annoying people. At the end I was only very mildly curious about what happened next, so I read the Wikipedia summaries and decided I wasn't missing anything.
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Re: Recommend a book
« Reply #62 on: August 09, 2011, 10:09:05 PM »
Really, Peter?

Because Lawhead's characters remind me a lot of Brandon's, in that they're well-rounded, and that there is considerable character development over the series arc.

It probably also helped that I was not at all familiar with Celtic mythology, so if there were "tropes," they meant nothing to me.

The triology is really about leadership: What does it take to be a leader? How is a leader's character formed? How does a person learn to believe in themself in a way that inspires others to do the same? Brandon's books also remind me of that aspect.

And then there were the gnomic passages (as in rhetoric - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnome_%28rhetoric%29) - those reminded me of LoR.

But to each their own - glad we have such a wealth of choices.  :) I want to look up some of the others suggested here.