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Book Title: Le Prince charnel|
The author of the book: Greg Keyes
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Reader ratings: 3.7
Date of issue: 2007
ISBN 13: 9782266155113
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I believe that The Kingdoms Of Thorn and Bone is one of the most criminally underrated works of fantasy around.
As far as I can discern, Greg Keyes hasn't exactly been a prolific writer, apart from some tie-in, or shared media, works for the likes of Star Wars and Babylon 5.
This series stands as his Magnum Opus.
Kingdoms is a seamless and close to perfect blend of old school charm and modern fantasy sensibilities. It is epic and grandiose, but it is also intimate and personal.
It is a fresh look on the genre, and Keyes introduces some great elements into his story, with some sequences even bordering on the horror fiction of, say, H.P. Lovecraft.
The courtly intrigue is probably not quite as convoluted as people have come to expect from the likes of George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice And Fire, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.
It all depends on personal preference. Personally, too much courtly intrigue, incest, conniving and hoo-hah-ing can put me off. And that isn't the case here.
When I first read The Briar King I was really impressed by the prose. If ever there was any doubt about Keyes' writing skills, this series should put that to rest.
The Charnel Prince takes off right where The Briar King closed, and if anything, is written even better.
The novel positively oozes atmosphere and class. The fighting scenes are depicted masterfully and probably rate as some of the best I've read.
I think where Keyes really succeeds is in the sense of urgency and menace he generates. There are multiple threads and plotlines interwoven, and if one should fail disaster will surely follow. Impending doom and all that, but Keyes makes the reader believe.
It's just so much fun to read books like these.
I have a fondness for music, and there is a central theme of music throughout the novel. In fact, it forms a core part of the plot, with one of the new characters introduced being a composer.
The setting, though easily reconcileable with the likes of Tolkien's Middle Earth or Historical Europe, certainly contains some aspects that I haven't encountered in works of fantasy before.
The creatures, beings and characters conjured up by Keyes are fascinating in the extreme, and most decidedly not run of the mill.
I really, really love what Keyes has created here.
I am well aware that I'm not the most eloquent reviewer of books, but I really feel a pressing need to convey just how highly I regard this series thus far. There is precious little wrong here.
The writing is awesome. The characters are awesome. The plot is awesome. The world Keyes has created is living, and breathing, and really awesome. If only all fantasy were like this.
Now that I've humiliated myself by carrying on like a schoolgirl with a Twilight novel under each arm, I hope I have at least convinced you to give this a try.
Start with The Briar King.
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Read information about the authorGregory Keyes is a writer of science fiction and fantasy who has written both original and media-related novels under both the names J. Gregory Keyes and "Greg Keyes".
Greg Keyes was born in to a large, diverse, storytelling family. He received degrees in anthropology from Mississippi State and the University of George before becoming a fulltime writer.
He lives in Savannah, Georgia.
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