You never have to wait for anything if you bring a good book.
I have seriously mixed feelings about this series. On the one hand I hold out wanting to find out what happens. On the other hand there is a shrill voice in my head with a running critique as I'm listening to these books. It's very hard to suspend disbelief, but maybe that's just the way I react to fantasy fiction.
Of the first three in this series, this one is the least worth listening to.
My main issues with this series are 1) overly long detailed descriptions of irrelevancies, 2) magical anti-tech that defeats physics and chemistry in one little flash of light to justify re-introducing the economy of the middle ages where cutting people up was more romantic than using bullets.
I read to escape. Classic sci-fi/military sci-fi/fantasy. It is all about the story. No deep thought, no dream sequences... Entertainment
I loved the first book of the series. However the subsequent books are just more of the same. I started to read the series years ago but had the same thing happen. excited by the first and Ho-Hum by the second and Eh... in the subsequent books.
Ah Lord And Lady Mr. Stirling does tend to lay it on thick what with all of the Wiccan this and that. However, if you can get past that, which is at times is hard to do since Stirling developed such a heavy man crush about it that it practically permeates everything in the story line, it really is a very good and well thought out story worth every bit of the time reading/listening.
I'm tired of this series, interesting concept, but so dull. everything is wicca, all the characters conveniently perfect fit every problem that arrives. did I mention the wicca? well this shoves it down your throat at times, last chapter was the only thing I didn't dread.
This was a good story and a compelling sequel for Dies the Fire, but the non-chronological way in which the story was told made it somewhat confusing to listen to, when I couldn't easily go back and check dates that certain scenes were happening. But all in all I enjoyed it.
I'm quite excited for this series. every part is better and better. there really building the charcter devoplent.
Good book and the narrator does voices well. He does not make any effort to correct pronounce the regional names. As someone who grew-up where the books are set, it is painful to hear so many names mispronounced. It's obvious they didn't do their due diligence to check how the names are pronounced.
Probably, but need more effort on the names.
The writing style is a little hokie at times and battles are fairly predictable. There are elements that make the suspension of disbelief a little difficult, but, overall, a fun bit of candy and I'll likely listen to the next book in the series.