I’m currently reading Wrath of a Mad God, by Raymond E. Feist. Although there’s plenty of action to keep the reader involved, the quality of the writing is not up to the usual standard. And the plot all feels a bit hurried – there’s no real reflection or depth to the story anymore. I get the feeling Ray’s getting tired of the Midkemia sequence. But he has to get a couple more written before he’s finished his commitment to it. Then he can start something new. There’s no one better at laying out an epic world and backdrop. He needs to start painting a new, large canvass, rather than filling in bits of detail on older ones.
As for me, I’m half way through writing book three of the Flesh & Bone Trilogy: Necromancer’s Fall. The Chamberlain’s up to his sneaky tricks again!