Martin Silenus Posted August 15, 2007 Share Posted August 15, 2007 So, as far as Jordan goes, is he more like Goodkind, a terrible author to begin with, who only gets worse (if getting worse is even possible, in Goodkind's case, a proposition that makes me skeptical, given the heinous quality of WFR); or more like Martin, a great author who simply overextended himself at some point in the series? Or somewhere in between? He wasn't terrible at the beginning. The Eye of the World is beautiful. The first three books did seem magical to me. The magic began to take on the taint of saidin, but the madness didn't set in until #7 or #8. He isn't the greatest but you could do worse. And he did overextend his reach. Or, to ask another question about Jordan (similar but not exact to the first): if I like writers like Bakker and Martin and Williams, and have little use for Goodkind, Feist, and Eddings, what are the general chances that I'm going to like Jordan? Who does Jordan, in terms of writing style and quality, compare to? Williams? Tad Williams? There's your answer. Both are pretty good with ideas and world building and melodrama and bloat. Between the two you'd think they could afford one good editor. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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