The Mage Storms: Book 1
This book opens with a description of the Iron Throne, made of the weapons of the fallen countries the Eastern Empire has consumed. Sounds familiar? Storm Warning (1994) was published two years before A Game of Thrones (1996), so I wonder what it was about the mid-90’s that iron chairs were so fashionable.
When I first read these books at 13, I thought they were the worst, most boring Valdemar books yet. Reading them again, I’ve refined my opinion, but I still think they’re not exactly edge-of-your-seat excitement. The pacing is horrible, to start with. There’s a lot of interesting elements, but they’re often brushed aside.