"Deltora Quest"

Discussion in 'Books, Comics & Graphic Novels' started by Impulse-8, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Impulse-8

    Impulse-8 That one guy.

    Anyone here still remember the "Deltora Quest" books?
    This is the first fantasy book series I ever got into. I've been trying to re-read all of them since the last time I read them was over a decade ago.

    I'm on the seventh book now ("The Valley of the Lost"). So far, all of the other odd-numbered books are my favorites.
    1. The Forests of Silence
    (Establishes the world, story, characters, and their archetypes well enough)
    3. City of the Rats
    (The most gruesome, "cult"-like entry, I'd say)
    5. Dread Mountain
    (Further raises the stakes of the group by having Lief find out about his parents, introduces the Kin species, shows a bit about Doom, etc.)

    As for the others:

    2. The Lake of Tears was okay, better than the other even-numbered sequels.
    4. The Shifting Sands was meh.
    6. The Maze of the Beast felt like the most boring entry in the series.

    Guess pirates outside of AC IV don't excite me much.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017
  2. xofrats

    xofrats The cat said what?

    Oh yeah, I loved that series as a kid :D the covers are so cool!
    Unfortunately I could only find the first 4 books. But I sort of want to read them all again now xD
  3. Impulse-8

    Impulse-8 That one guy.

    These books are a lot more brutal than I remember them being.

    People get beaten, stabbed, poisoned, eaten, killed, have their flesh fall off their skin, etc. Rotting corpses of humans and monsters are sometimes mentioned throughout the story.
    One book has the walls of a cave filled in with the bones of eaten folks.

    These books were attainable in grade school libraries.

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