OT - Meredith Ann Pierce
hallieod at indigo.ie
Thu Mar 4 05:10:16 EST 2004
>The sci fi explanations at the end were forced and spoiled the gothic mood
>of the story's beginnings. The trilogy would have been better as a straight
>on supernatural fantasy.
It's funny, because it didn't really even occur to me that Catherine
Fisher seems to be doing quite a similar thing with the series
starting with _The Relic Master_ (Books of the Crow, maybe?) until
you and Melissa wrote about Pierce's trilogy. Quite a different
effect, mind you, but one of the things I liked about TRM was the mix
in her world of magic (which does really work - no messing around
with scientific explanations that are obvious to the reader but not
to the characters) and a science fiction-y underpinning to the whole
thing. I've just got the second one of the series myself, so don't
know if she'll sustain it better than Pierce did, but I'm hopeful!
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