Day Eleven – Book that disappointed you
This post started off simply with a picture of Breaking Dawn‘s cover, ’cause I figured that was self-explanatory. I ought to have stopped reading that a third of the way through. But then I started thinking about it, and there’s another novel that I found disappointing, and bitterly so. Couldn’t even finish it.
The novel I found so let down by? Dragons of a Fallen Sun. It is the first in a trilogy that is meant to follow up the story-lines of the DragonLance Chronicles and Legends series (which, you’ll remember, I named as my favorites on day one of this meme). Written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, just as the original series was, it feels comparatively flat and lifeless, and I just could not bring myself to dive a damn about these characters. There is an intemediary book, Dragons of Summer Flame, which is the “fourth” book in the Chronicles trilogy, featuring the children of the Heroes of the Lance. I liked it, immensely. Why, then, I don’t care about some those same characters in Dragons of a Fallen Sun, I can’t fathom. But I don’t. I stopped reading the book and left it with a parent who also love(d) the DragonLance books. Apparently he thinks it’s great storytelling and that I’m weird for disliking it so much.