Sword of Truth Miniseries

Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series will be turned in a miniseries. Each book will be it’s own miniseries which if closely follows the books will never end.

The 10 book series (the last books has yet to come out) has been a large focus on my reading over the past couple of years. What started out as a strong series quickly degraded in to repetitive generic fantasy with way too much political commentary about freewill instead of plot.

If I wasn’t already 9 books in I would not bother with the last book. I think around 6 or 7 is when I started to feel disappointed and looking back to book 4 you can see the problems start. The main story arch is the only things that keeps me coming back. If you removed all the cruff you could cram all 10 books in to about 6.

Hopefully if the miniseries is done well it will trim down the books in to what was originally so great about them.

Harry and the Potters at Harvard Square

I went to the Harry and the Potters show looking forward to seeing the opener Draco and the Malfoys. If you listed to CDs from both bands Draco clearly stand out as a better band. They have song that are about the Harry Potter books while Harry and the Potters often sound like they are just reading out of the books.

Draco and the Malfoys were great. With just 2 guitars they played the drum track off their laptop but that did not stop them from having a great energy.

I was blown away by Harry and the Potters. While they don't sound that great on a CD they are amazing live. Their songs are great for singing along to and the audience was on their feet jumping around for the whole set. I can't really explain the energy they had so instead take a look at the video.

If you ever get the chance and you have any interest in Harry Potter I greatly recommend stopping by a show.

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