Monday, September 07, 2009
I enjoyed Eyes of the Overworld as much as I enjoyed The Dying Earth. And the addition of Cugel as main character only amplified my enjoyment, because rarely have I encountered a more hateful and self-centered rogue. What he does to Slye is unforgiveable in the extreme, his treatment of Derwe is loathesome and despicable, his egomaniacal misuse of Lodermulch and the Gilfigite Pilgrims surely will land him in a personally reserved chamber of Hell!
But Cugel is so persistent and diligent a betraying bastard that he entertains no end. Great stuff.