1.)riftwar saga-4 books
2.)the kings bucconeer
3.)prince of the blood
4.)serpentwar saga-4 books
greatest books ive ever read. (even better than LOTR's(imo, dont smite me))
Hehe. Don't feel bad. LOTR is a great trilogy, but it's quite possible that it has long been overrated. I enjoyed it a lot. I love how descriptive everything was and the richness of the lore, but some of the overall literary themes were too obvious. And I've always known how I would've preferred the ending of that book to be with Gollum.
It would've been so much more interesting if he decided right before he left that cave inside Mt. Doom to throw himself in on purpose instead of accidentally falling it. That way, he could have made a final gesture of spite toward the ring, his addiction, and toward Sauron. Instead though, it's all just a flop and he falls in accidentally. Perhaps this was more realistic cause for most people: once an addict, always and addict. But I also imagined Gollum having this moment of clarity before he left the mountain that he couldn't possibly live another cycle of possessing the ring. He was saturated by it and filled to the brim with this addiction. So instead of accidentally falling into the magma, he purposefully hurls himself into it while clutching the ring. Cause he knows he cannot live without it, but he also knows he can no longer live with it. And that willingness to end one's life to spite an addiction and a source of one's addiction makes for more interesting character analysis in my opinion.
hey guys. i just wanted to tell everyone i finished there and back again yesterday and i loved it. lol. great story and it was pretty cool to see how stuff happened from the movies; like the ring and methrel. thx for the advice on it.