@Grryf, glad your l9iking the passage, the characters are awesome and very 2D, it's a lovely series for not going as you expect.
the only thing I'll warn you of that threw me first time I read the book is that part way through there is a huuuuuuuge! time skip and you have to come to know a hole new series of characters. it's not a problem, the new characters (who are actually the ones you spend most of the trilogy with), are just as good as those you've met thus far, and of course you'll be seeing some people again, but it did feel a trifle jarring for a bit first time, albeit i got used to it quickly. I can say the other two books in the series, The Twelve and City of mirrors are just as good as the passage, indeed probably better, although as I had to read them as Cronin wrote them there were fairly big gaps, I only just finished City of mirrors recently, hence why i did a review of it.
Dragonlance I'm not sure of, since there are soooo
bmany books, where to start is a bit difficult, plus I've got plenty of very good fantasy to read like Brandon Sanderson at the moment, I am also a stickler for chronological order as well with any series.
Oh and btw, if you've not read anything by Sanderson I can highly recommend his books, especially the stormlight archive, ie, way of kings and words of radience (hopefully the third will be out soon), and his mistborn series that I am reading at the moment, ie, The final empire, the well of assention, the hero of ages, the alloy of law, the shadows of self and the bands of mourning.
Sanderson's stuff is always good fun and very readable, albeit I'm not one of these people who thinks sanderson is next to God the way some people do, however his stormlight stuff is absolutely amazing! as is mistborn, which I'm just getting a good idea of second time around.
Robin Jarvis stuff is very different from Redwall. They're about animals w
ho use magic and have war and such, but set in our own world though the animals (mostly mice), have human intelligence and also do a few things like wear clothes.
It's odd, in some ways the series is definitely a kids series, it has very black and white villains and some bits that are clearly stuck in for fun, plus they move at a quick pace, however in other ways it really! isn't. This is particularly true in terms of all the blood, guts, gore, death and murders! really i don't think i know that many adult books who have so many cast members die, and what's more die in horrible ways, indeed Jarvis often writes endings that wouldn't be out of place in Game of thrones :d.
So yes, definitely a kids series, albeit one which I suspect makes a lot of kids run in terror .
I've not read piers anthony, so can't speak for those, and le e child is less my thing. I unfortunaytley don't know any books set in egypt specifically which is a shame, since it's an interesting part of the world and having visited there I'd definitely enjoy something like that, though if you want something heavy on egyptian mythos, albeit set in mostly 19th century england (it has time travel), try the anubis gates by tim powers, a very fast, pyrotechnic novel with lots of adventure and action and rather liekable characters plus some awesome plot twists.
Liveship I'm afraid is probably my favourite of hobbs series, I liked it rather more than the books with fitz, but then again anything with both pirates and! dragons is sort of written for me .
On a very different tack, my lady and I are currently reading another book by David brin. these are scifi with a really unique premise, set in a universe where on
e species uplifts another, ie, makes an animal into a sentient race through a combination of genetic breeding and training.
Humans are unusual in that they have no patron race who uplifted them, and they're very much looked down on by some older galactic clans, ie, patron races and their clients.
the really cool thing is that they feature earth animals who humanity has uplifted, so star tide rising which we're reading now, is about a spaceship crewed by humans and intelligent dolphins.
Star tide wasn't quite as well paced as the uplift war, but we're now halfway through and everything is coming to a head, plus it's cool to see a starship story where many of the characters speak in dolphin poetry and don't think the way we do.
the Uplift war is also worth reading, though I said most of my thoughts on that in the review on fantasybookreview.co.uk.
They're not massive military fiction, but if you want some really fun sf with a detailed universe, some great ideas and a rather amusing and quite funny writing style they might be your thing.
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