I bought Well of Darkness in hardcover years ago in the bargain bin. I should have left it there. I have tried starting it three or four times, and I, for the life of me, cannot get past the second chapter. It is totally boring and un-engaging, and I instantly disliked the characters I was reading about. Therefore, I really can’t say much more about the book. I rarely get so turned off so early in a book, and Weis and Hickman have written some pretty entertaining stuff (Dragonlance), if not high literature. I loved Dragonlance back in the 1980’s when it came out, but I couldn’t stand this thing.
So, my view is, don’t read Well of Darkness. Mine is finally going to the second hand bookstore this week. I won’t try to read it again.
ANGUS BICKERTON practises law in a small town in Eastern Ontario. He lives with his wife, their two youngest children, and their black lab in a 160 year-old stone home, which also holds his law office. He has become, through inadvertence bordering on negligence, an expert in money-pit properties, and in do-it-yourself repair and construction. He has always dreamed of writing novels, but so far he has only self-published a play about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ entitled The Gate.
Sovereign Stone — (2000-2003) Publisher: Second in line for succession to the throne, Prince Dagnarus will have his crown and his queen — let his hated half-brother Prince Helmos dare to oppose him. For Dagnarus’s loyal servant, Gareth, is searching for the most potent talisman in the realm. And once it is in the dark prince’s hand, no power will deter his Destiny. Second in line for succession to the throne, Prince Dagnarus will have his crown.. and his queen — though his heart’s prize is a married elfin beauty. Let his hated half-brother Prince Helmos and the Dominion Lords dare to oppose him. For Dagnarus’s most loyal servant has ventured into the terrible darkness, where lies the most potent talisman in the realm. And once it is in the dark prince’s hand, no power will deter his Destiny.