book was very exciting and enjoyed it a lot however author appeared to be quite a novice in his transition from one scene to the next. quite often it would take a few minutes for me to gather that the author has switched from one area of the map to another and switched from one character to another character in the story. other than that the story was a good idea and well written
So I know that many will say that this book is just a rip off of Lord Of The Rings, And truly for the first half of the book the similarities are more than passing. But once you get past the similarities there is a great story on its own merits. Even if you can't get past the similarities - it's still easier for younger readers to get into than the Lord Of The Rings. At any rate, it sets up the world in which the author continues his story telling in the myriad of books he wrote after that. Specifically the ElfStones of Shanarra which I personally think is his best story and one of the best fantasy novels I have eve read.
This book is long and wordy to read on paper, with audible I can take in the fullness of the words and let it paint me a picture of the story. If you haven't heard of this series please give it a try.
Not a horrible book but it had too many similarities to Lord Of The Rings only cheap feeling. I found it hard to care about the characters since little background or attention was given to most of them. I also had a hard time getting through the book because it was very predictable and boring. The entire time I felt like this was a dumbed down, childish version of Lord of the Rings.
I can't believe I endured it, it was depressing. I felt all hope literally drained out of me. It was exhausting to get through it.