George R. R. Martin

Ian W. Riddell iwriddell at
Fri Jun 28 08:27:21 EDT 2002

Re: Eddings prologue

I thought the tone was inconsistent, wavering between Tolkien-esque, mythic 
language (or attempts at it) and details passed on in visceral or 
conversational tone (Tokum's eye being gouged out for example).

And I'll say again, I hate that he gave the backstory for all of these 
characters as one, ugly lump at the beginning instead of working it into the 
later text. Don't get me wrong, sometimes this works (a film example that 
worked, for me, was the opening of Fellowship of the Ring), but here it just 


> > what you mean. I found the prologue quite horrible to be honest.
>Does DWJ mention prologues in the Tough Guide? (Pet hate).
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