Simply because I had not read these books between writing them and a few days ago, when I started writing these postings, I felt unusually free to comment on them. I didn’t remember them, even as I approached the end of the books, therefore I am like any other reviewer. And as I don’t expect to be making more money from them, I’m not biased in that respect, either.
So I hope you will believe me when I say I recommend this series to other readers strongly. In fact, if I were not free from contracts, I would offer them for free in e-publishing.
To be more exact, let me add that you will probably enjoy them if you enjoy fantasy as it was written in the years prior to 1960 or so. When it wasn’t a genre as such, but a home for books that escaped genre.
And if you read them, don’t read them fast. I don’t think I meant them to be read fast.
But again, I don’t remember. I do remember that when I turned in the last manuscript, I felt completely emptied out, and felt that way for about a year afterwards.
I also felt, and this is embarrassing to admit because it sounds egotistical and arrogant, that in writing them I had justified my having been born.