Ah, the trailer-tease is of great detail, thank you for the link. I look forward to the conclusion of this world-wide phenominine July next year (November this year for the first part).
As a twenty year old, I recall reading the first book at the age of 10 years. The entire series was eaten up like hotcakes during my childhood years. The films, although never as good as the books, were of equal value in vision, action and in detail.
Hmmm Fletch, I might have respected your comparison if you hadn’t undermined it by not having read one part of the things being compared. The song of Albion is entertaining, but all the way I had the sense of familiarity that comes from reading a book that has been done several times before. I enjoyed Terry Brooks Shannara series for sheer escapism but he too is influenced by the works of earlier writers.
Brian, fair enough comment…
I just threw that in there, having just read it again. I wasn’t overly impressed with Lawhead’s Hood trilogy – thought it was a bit ho-hum. He has a new series coming out in about a month called Bright Empires, which starts with the book The Skin Map.
Its bloody hard to believe that commentators I have come to respect for their incisive wit, reason, common sense and hatred of all things socialist or even slightly left leaning are addicted to the shit penned by J K Rowling.
I am shattered. I think I’ll go read the Stranded or Trevors shit!
the wait is still 12 months – and Miss 12 who I have taken to most Harry Potter movies (followed by dinner at the wonderful Great India) does not want to see it in 3D – Damn her – she will not win this battle