Diane Duane book
Rowland, Jennifer A B
jennifer.rowland at imperial.ac.uk
Mon Mar 10 05:30:37 EST 2003
> > Has anyone else read Duane's new book, Stealing the
> > Elf-King's Roses?
> > I'd be interested to know what somebody who read it without
> > any expectations of the author would think of it.
> I have just finished this book, and it was the first book
> that I have read by this author. I did look at a series by
> her when I bought this book, think the first book was called
> "So You 'Want to be a Wizard" or something like that. It
> looked a bit interesting and I think I'll look at them again
> next time.
Yes, that's a good series. (They're childrens/YA).
> I liked Stealing the Elf King's Roses even if I think that it
> will take a reread for me to really understand some of the
> concepts and especially the end.
I reread it a few days after my first read and enjoyed it more the second
time. Once you know what the plot is you can take more time and understand
the details more, I think.
>I also think that the end was a bit rushed and I really wouldn't have
> minded another chapter there - so it's not just you! I really liked the
> she explained our world in comparison with the other
> universes. It made a weird kind of sense...
Yes, I was nodding my head ruefully.
I liked the small differences between our world and Lee's, like the hovers
instead of cars, and it was a nice shivery moment when she found out about
the glamour on Alfheim.
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