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  • Author: Peter V. Brett
  • Publish Date: 2011-03-01
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    Worst Fantasy Books Ever(Ranked 30 out of 121)

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    Best of the Tolkien Clones(Ranked 23 out of 25)

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    Reviews/Comments On The Desert Spear


    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
    RE: Worst Fantasy Books Ever
    By: kaladin
    2012-10-08 09:51:32

    This book doesen't deserve to be on this list! Even tho it is not as good as book 1 this still is a very well written book in my opinion!

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    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2012-10-19 08:20:49

    kaladin stop being such a baby!! Can you grow up!

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    By: Anonymous
    2012-10-21 12:02:58

    Grow up, hmm... I think not. You have all the rights to hold your opinion of the book, but your behaviour should not be tolerated.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2012-11-05 12:59:30

    Go too hell site admin i am not a native english speaker but past many years i have looked up to u r reviews of books i should read or not but i am very disappointed about Desert Spear i know u want a good boook more povs but when i read u r review abt a character u said came to life which was not reliable to the story then i think u r review was pathetic

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    By: Anonymous
    2013-01-01 09:30:40

    Seems a little harsh doesn't it? Have you been to the top worst list and read why he thinks this is one of the worst books? The fall from grace with the story line makes me think this book is a contender to be on this list.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2012-11-26 08:06:22

    undeserved, sholdn't be on this list!

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    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2012-11-29 02:44:58

    Definitely worse than the first one. Not that bad, but still the expectations were greater after the Warded Man. But my impression was that the reason is not only a litereary one.
    In the beginning only a Warded Man trilogy was planned. However after the success of the first book it turned out that there are to be 5 books. And my impression is that the author desperately tried to come up with ideas to fill in the additional 2 books. And in such situations shit may happen...

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    By: Anonymous
    2016-08-30 06:38:58

    Painted man, and the series is called The Demon Cycle. You can't even get the name right ;P

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2013-03-26 11:58:23

    All credibility lost when I see "desert spear" on worst books list. I've read some of your favorites,no thanks!

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2013-10-06 06:40:41

    very good book

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
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    By: Rogue
    2013-12-20 09:44:38

    I'll admit the book is dull in places - Renna's backstory for instance- but it was still a great read. Definitely shouldnt be anywhere near this list.

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
    RE: Worst Fantasy Books Ever
    By: Anonymous
    2014-06-17 09:24:04

    I loved the warded man. The desert spear wasn't as good I will admit but it is still a good book. The new characters added more depth to the storyline and added complexity to the world. Especially with jardir. This book should be no where near the list. If you want a bad series then there are ones much worse for sequels.

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2015-02-03 08:27:00

    Sorry, think you must have read a different book? Read your review between books 1

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    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2016-06-04 03:11:53

    Finally! I'm not the only one who was utterly appalled by the butchery committed in this book.

    Lesha's character became so disgusting, I was at a loss for words, and between the constant flashbacks, the focus on a character and culture I had never had any interest for, and the stale, unmoving Story that kept treading water while making me slowly dislike all the characters I had grown to like in book 1?

    It's a wonder it's not higher up the list.

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    By: Anonymous
    2016-07-19 06:52:35

    OMG, The Warded Man was one of the worst books I have ever read, I didn't even continue the series because that book fell to pieces in the last 3rd. Now I'm glad I didn't cuz if the second book was worse... well than shit, totally dodged a bullet.

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    By: Anonymous
    2016-08-12 05:54:53

    '...including 70 year old men who wield spears like heroes from a Greek saga.'

    I believe that Alexander the Great wanted to retire his soldiers when they were over seventy, they weren't happy about it, and they'd been traipsing about the countryside fighting for years. So... perhaps these villagers aren't so unbelievable after all.

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    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful
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    By: FastReader
    2016-11-07 10:29:19

    I just wanted to thank you so much. You managed to cover Mercedes NotLikely, Badkind, Peter VeryLame Brett AND Stephanie Major Mistake in one perfect list. I went through Last Herald Mage (ok - most of it) and thanks to it I met the most whinny and illogical book character EVER. Guys is unhappy basically all the time for various reasons (like he tends to be unhappy that he found a BF, that he is super-duper mage etc). Like - maybe he got used to being unhappy while he was a kid and he just continues just BECAUSE? Who knows.
    Badkind/Goodkind - all the works written with one hand are posted on fanfiction website or other of this kind. Rated for sexual violence. Plus WTF morals. I managed till 5th book before I gave up because I'm compulsive type of reader. But... I wanted to badly for Richard to get his sword of righteousness poked RIGHT into his ass...
    Brett- what kind of name is it? Sounds like someone puke. But seriously - I cannot even say what is wrong with his books without listing EVERYTHING. Let's start with funny part - the same thing written from point of view of multiple characters, cat, dog and a canary. In multiple books! WHY? Plus when I read this book my first encounter with Diablo demo on my old PC came to my mind. Like- you slay demons using Barbarian, Sorcerer, Assassin or Druid maybe? What 4?
    ANDDDDDD.... Twilight! I read 1 book. I thought some action will start later on in the book. And I had still hope after reaching 1/2 of the book, AND 3/4. And then it finished. I felt so much screwed.
    Thank you dear Authors of the list. I will NEVER EVER read rest of the books listed... Thank you for saving my time and mind from being violated by bad fiction.

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