This book ambles and rambles about with a few interesting story lines and characters but fails to provide a single coherent and distinct narrative arc. In the last 5 minutes, the actual story begins, but I hesitate to get Book II, at 42 hours.
That his love of weaving a story hindered him from actually doing the difficult work of distillation. Ultimately, I blame the publisher for not providing a good editor to guide the author.
The narrator's voice lacked the gravitas I think was necessary for the tone of the story. He could do accents well though….
from start to finish the best book ever hands down can't wait for the 3ed one
Good story.... but not Great. I would absolutely recommend this series. It is well worth a read, or listen, personally it's not a top five for me but one of the better epics I've made it through.
I feel I should give my frame of reference:
Brandon Sanderson is top notch with fantasy novels, in my opinion, so this one isn't quite to that level, again good but not Great.
I came upon this book looking for Something to hold me over until Brandon Sanderson put out the next book in the storm light archive series instead I found a author that truly stands on his own. His take on the coming of age story of Qoueth(might be spelled wrong) is an amazing read and I highly suggested. Fans of Brandon Sanderson will be avidly pleased.
I found the story exciting and entertaining till the end. I did get the second book and it is just as good....waiting on the third i didn't get 2.5 beacause of the reviews