Once Upon A Spring Morn

Once Upon A Spring Morn

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The gallant knight Roel and his great love Celeste, princess of the Springwood, embark on a desperate odyssey across the shadowlands to save Roel's sister from the forces of darkness threatening her very soul...
Publisher: New York : Roc, 2007.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780451461315
Branch Call Number: MCK
Characteristics: xiv, 379 pages ; 18 cm.


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Nov 13, 2015

A shameless rip from Tolkien. And I mean a really, really, really shameless rip. If Terry Brooks 'borrows' ideas from Tolkien, McKiernan straight out copies them word for word, changing a couple of syllables here and there. Shame on the man for lacking even the creativity to change the characters to something NOT directly copied from Tolkien. Frankly, if Tolkien was still alive, McKiernan would have been sued.
For starters:
Tuck = Frodo Baggins in ALL but name.
Galen = Aragorn
Fildor = Legolas
Rael = Galadriel
And it gets worse as you read. I almost hope a copyright theft lawsuit by the Tolkien estate stops this crime of a series from doing any more damage to tender young fantasy minds.

Apparently this is how the whole sordid mess started: McKiernan suffered a terrible motorcycle crash, and upon waking, decided he wanted to write a sequel to LOTR (and I think he did so). A publisher expressed interest in this terrible idea given literary form and sent a letter to the Tolkien Estate seeking the rights to publish the sequel. The Estate was not pleased and denied to grant the rights; McKiernan was then told by the publisher to re-write LOTR with different character names as the backstory to the sequel. And the demon known as The Iron Tower was infamously birthed into this world.


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Jun 22, 2008

Roel looked back at the place where the sod-roofed cottage had stood, where now was nought but the glade. Sighing, he said, "First Lady Wyrd and now Lady Lot. I suppose next it will be Lady Doom." He shook his head. "My love, it is as you say: you and your family are somehow involved in the intrigues of the Three Sisters."

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