In the world of fantasy novels, Robert Evert is a supernova talent, and the RIDDLE IN STONE series brings twisting suspense and an unforgettable protagonist into the pantheon of great books. The Undead King is stirring again, amassing a goblin horde ready to sweep out of the mountains and destroy all of humanity. The only thing preventing utter annihilation is Edmund—a stuIn the world of fantasy novels, Robert Evert is a supernova talent, and the RIDDLE IN STONE series brings twisting suspense and an unforgettable protagonist into the pantheon of great books. The Undead King is stirring again, amassing a goblin horde ready to sweep out of the mountains and destroy all of humanity. The only thing preventing utter annihilation is Edmund—a stuttering librarian who knows a secret, a secret that every thief, assassin, and king would kill to have. Over the course of a thrilling trilogy, one will see Edmund battle adversaries ancient and relentless, fall deep in love and endure betrayal, to lead his own kingdom and enter into a battle that will determine the fate of man forever. With a breathtaking sense of time and place, and the perfect protagonist in Edmund, Robert Evert has created a series that will last the test of time, and will enchant readers for generations....
|Title||:||the riddle in stone trilogy|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||489 Pages|
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the riddle in stone trilogy Reviews
I read the trilogy back-to-back. The premise, with the protagonist being an overweight, middle aged librarian, is a liberating one. Some of the ideas here really appeal: history being relevant, an incompetent hero who slowly gains in ability, the unmalicious but exploitative relationships, Mr Kravel and Mr Gurding (reminded me somewhat of Kroop and Vandemar in Neverwhere but in a good sense rather than a derivative one: every henchman needs his own thug), and the descriptions of certain places. However there were some really weak spots: the supposedly intelligent hero assuming that villagers and distant nobility would help rescue someone from a mythical enemy (and many other naive assumptions no historian would make), the rapid change in minor characters from friend to enemy and back, and the simplistic take on creating an enlightened modern democracy in a feudal world. Particularly the stupidity of the nobility: congenitally stupid dynasties rarely last, but seem to be common in this world. All things considered this would be a 3.5, but it's closer to 4 than 3. I like the writing style, I hope Robert Evert writes again, and if he does I'll be reading it.
The Riddle in Stone series hearkens back to a classic style of storytelling much like Tolkien, where heroes are small people driven by secret aims they hold in their hearts. They adventure not because they want to make kingdoms turn, but because they follow what drives them. Robert Evert’s hero Edmund starts off as a bookish, sedentary man with an inner temper he doesn’t know how to use and a stutter that keeps him from expressing himself. Put him through devastating rigors from the evil Undead King, and Edmund comes out a honed, bitter, and accomplished hero. Evert’s writing is fast and gritty, not for the weak of stomach but thoroughly enjoyable, weaving a tale that grips more as you dive further and further into Edmund’s hardships and quest. I enjoyed it more and more as the pages turned, until I was so caught up in the flow that I couldn’t wait to hit the next chapter running!