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juuri ilmestyneen The Rithmatistin
And I’ll certainly be around for subsequent books – because ultimately, The Rithmatist is a solid, imaginative start to a new YA fantasy series. I absolutely cannot wait to return to Joel and Melody’s world, and absolutely recommend this book, especially for fans of complicated magical systems…and lovers of geometry.
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I’ve often said that great stories are about great characters first. But beyond that, science fiction stories are about ideas and fantasy stories are about the setting. I think that’s why when I come up with a great idea story, I write it as science fiction. If I come up with some interesting setting element, like a great magic system, I write it as fantasy.
kotisivuillaan Rithmatistin taustasta. Ensimmäinen versio valmistui kesällä 2007, kun hän hylkäsi aloittamansa eeppisen fantasiaromaanin The Liar of Partinel
The Rithmatist, though an awesome book, languished for years because I didn't have the time to devote to it.
And hopefully someday I'll be able to fix The Liar of Partinel. (At this point, I'm feeling I need to rewrite it as a first-person narrative, though making that switch is going to cause an entire host of problems.)
Merkinnän johdannossa Brandon sanoo:
This book is a favorite among my beta readers. (The Rithmatist has been around in draft form for some six years now, so many of the inner circle of my fans have read it already.) It's a fun, quick read that (hopefully) will tide you over while I'm finishing up Stormlight 2, Words of Radiance. (About 80% done with that right now.)