"Just then, two more of the huge birds shot by right overhead. One, wings stretched wide, let out a piercing scream as it banked into a tight gliding turn, circling, once, in assessment of the five people below before stroking its powerful wings to catch its departing comrades in their swift journey west. This night they would find ample food."
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By Rachel on 18-02-09
another good book in the series
Best thing about this was the great side plots woven in to the main Richard plot. Lots of philosophizing which can be a bit mind numbing at times, but it was gripping as most of these books.
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By MissyGful on 04-08-18
Just get on with the story!!!!
One of my least favourite books from the series. Only slightly above Pillars of Creation as it actually has the main protaganists that we have come to know and care about in it. However this book is used as a mouthpiece for the author to share his personal views on communism, capitalism and passivism, which is nothing new for writers throughout history except the good ones don't do it at the expense of the pace and narrative.
Far too many chapters of long speeches that have nothing to do with the plot, characterisation or driving the narrative forward. The editor needs to be shook as this book is waffle and I found myself drifting in and out. I watered the whole garden without really listening and didn't feel the loss of it. in fact I was glad that I was a closer to the end of the book.
The point of Jensen still eludes. I can't stand her character. Whiny, ineffectual and judgemental. The entire boring and pointless episode of being stuck in the rock I kept shouting LEAVE HER THERE!!
If I hadnt read the series of books before I would have jumped ship at this point but I know the series gets better and I I don't like to quit so easily. The character's of Cara and Khalen are sorely underused and come across as Richard's fan club rather than the powerful intelligent women that they are. I love their double act and when they are on form some provide some of the best moments of the series. I don't like the character inconsistency of Khalen. I love her as valkerie warrior and playful lover/ wife or sister of the agiel to Cara, merciless, but it seems daft when she is all doubt and indecisive or despite Richard's track record constantly doubts his instincts.
However I am a fan of the series and the baddies Jagang and The Slide are thoroughly worth the effort and the narrator does an excellent job at bringing them to life so I will buckle down and cross fingers that the editor wakes up for the next one as I am starting to seriously doubt whether or not I even like this author anymore.
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By Ray Draleaus on 29-09-15
No more Jim Bond
Ok so I just got read a story by someone that sounds like a damn speak an spell. No more Jim, shhhh just no, stop!
20 of 22 people found this review helpful
By bjorn temple on 07-05-18
same story, preaching, nothing happens.
story is wrapped up in the last 3/70 excruciating chapters. tired of listening to the same incompetent characters.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful