Post by GhostEggplant on Nov 22, 2008 17:00:53 GMT -5
I didn't like the start the first time I read The Fade, but on my reread I was like "Ah, the good ol' days back when Orna was a relatively happy badass before DEATHDEATHDEATH."
A slight breeze caught the edges of his long black coat and whipped it up behind him as he went. Darkly impressive, it was; he could sense heads turning as he passed. On really windy days, with his coat flapping out horizontally, he had the feeling he didn't look quite so stylish.
I had my difficulties getting into The Fade at first. But back then, I was sitting on the tram with children throwing snot at each other and couldn't quite focus. Once I arrived home, I had gotten used to the first person narration and the fast pace. (Which after DEATHDEATHDEATH got slower, actually.)
SPOILERS for Storm Thief and The Fade in particular:
Both Storm Thief and The Fade had these protagonists who didn't really succeed in changing the course of events. Though Orna really tried... sigh. I probably liked The Fade so much because of the world. The whole "living in large caves and tunnels" made my day.
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