The Renshai Chronicles by Mickey Zucker Reichert

Set 500 years after the original Renshai trilogy, the next three books are a severe disappointment. The first trilogy wove a mature and compelling story in a unique fantasy setting. The new series continues with the Norse theme, but otherwise this is very typical fantasy, with trite characters and a predictable storyline. My guess is that Reichert (or her publisher) thought that she had a chance to be the next Robert Jordan and thus changed the entire approach of the series. Even the polyamory theme between the three main characters seems a mirror of that shown in the Wheel of Time, but with the genders reversed. I can imagine Reichert sitting at her computer, typing up the story: "Two can play at that game, Jordan!"

It's still probably better-than-average fantasy, but if you're not specifically a fantasy fan then avoid.

Rating: 1 of 5
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Other books by Mickey Zucker Reichert:
Category Title Author Rating Description
Fantasy The Legend of NIghtfall Mickey Zucker Reichert
Nightfall is a master of stealth, swordplay, and possesses an innate magic ability.
Fantasy The Renshai Trilogy Mickey Zucker Reichert
Drawing heavily on Norse mythology and culture, these three novels are Reichert's best works to date.