May 31, 2009 at 4:57 pm #40264
Has anybody read The White Lion Chronicles? Is anybody bouncing off the walls in anticipation for Curse of the Spider King? Talk about it!
I’ve read Rise of the Dibor (awesome!) and am going to start The Lion Vrie June 1st.May 31, 2009 at 7:35 pm #45107
I’ll start reading The Lion Vrie on June 1st too! I’ve been meaning to read it… perfect for the Read-a-thon!June 2, 2009 at 2:52 am #45108
I read part of Rise of the Dibor and just couldn’t get into it. I am eagerly waiting for the Curse of the Spider King, though!June 2, 2009 at 12:59 pm #45109
When it comes to Rise of the Dibor, you are right, some of it is hard to get through. But, one thing I have found helpful while I’m reading it is to not to read to much into detail. I remember I read an article about speed-reading, and it said something about, “People who are auditory readers (that’s where a voice in there head reads the book to them) literally are reading scenes in slow motion. It’s cool for the first couple of minutes, but it makes it feel as if the book it going to slow after a while.” I don’t know if that helped anyone…June 2, 2009 at 7:43 pm #45110
Trust me. I don’t read details. I actually need to read more details, because I have often found myself skipping important bits of information in an exciting scene because my eyes skip down the page to find out what happens to a character.June 2, 2009 at 8:18 pm #45111
I read Rise of the Dibor and The lion Vrie and I didn’t like either. None of his characters were like able.
I really didn’t care when at the end of the second book almost all of his main characters died.June 2, 2009 at 11:12 pm #45112
Oh, OK. I’m sorry you didn’t like it. I’m enjoying it now, but I guess I have a different “taste” in books.October 2, 2009 at 4:24 pm #45113
Here’s my review for Rise of the Dibor:
In a completely sin-free and innocent world, Luik is a happy kid with a great family and friends. He’s the star rokla player, and his dad is one the seven kings. What more could you want?
But, of course, that doesn’t last.
Evil comes to his perfect world. And soon he’s off to Kirstell to be one of the 18 elite warriors called the Dibor. Trained physically, mentally and spiritually to the extreme, they’re basically Dionia’s version of the Navy Seals.
To put it simply, you won’t want to put it down. It’s fast-paced, incredibly deep and the writing is amazing for a first time author.
But be careful. The cliffhanger ending is the best of any epic fantasy I’ve read. You’ll want the next book, The Lion Vrie, right away.June 7, 2010 at 11:42 pm #45114
My local library doesn’t have them, but I have read “The Curse of the Spider King” that he wrote with Bryan Davis.
*edit* yes, I meant Mr. Batson. : )June 8, 2010 at 4:41 am #45115
Bryan Davis? I think you mean he co-wrote it with Wayne Thomas Batson.June 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm #45116
Right! Sorry, *embarrassed* What was I thinking??? ; ) Let me go fix that.
~TahiriVeilaJune 10, 2010 at 2:57 am #45117
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