- Apr 18, 2014
- Reaction score
- Lower Hudson Valley, New York
I think Gordon R. Dickson's Dragon Knight series went off the rails as well. It was pretty good up until the last book, but "The Dragon and the Maid of Kent" made the mistake of trying to tie the Medieval world the story happens in (which, however much is resembles it, is NOT our world) with historical figures from our own history.it started out good, but i don't like the last book much in comparison to the first ones. i haven't re-read them in quite some time but i still have them here in my OSC collection (i don't have all the Ender related spin-off books as while i have read them they're not nearly as good as the others).
there are other series that went off the rails for me in that i really liked how they started and then the author just went into places i don't care too much to read about. Terry Goodkind's Wizard's First Rule series started out interesting but then it went too far in what i consider blood and S&M type stuff and i don't get into that at all. ick. sad to me when that happens.
Yeah, the last book is sort of rushed. Having the city already almost completely built by the end, when they didn't even pick the spot until pretty close to the end, seems a little unrealistic.