" I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.
I read the 1st book & it was alright, worth the listen through but I did not like this book even though I'm not finished with it. I mean a killer that can go invisible? cool for the killer but takes some of the skill out of it & how much can the reader really enjoy when he does that? Being elusive & disappearing is great, but invisibility? It reminds me of that Bond movie where he has a friggin invisible Aston... I mean really? The book has its strengths & I might give it a try again in the future but I put it down
No real character development, except for the 1st book & that dude died... lol.., I'm not a huge Weeks fan, I know he's written some decent books so I won't completely write him off but the narrator was bad & not a fan of how the book the more hours I put into it
People who have read/listened to everything else
Steven Pacey, Nick Podehl
I don't understand all of the great reviews others have given this series. I found the story convoluted and felt irritated many times at the slow pace. I had a hard time remembering who was who and where I was at in the story. Some of this may have been the result of the horrible narration. The concept was great but the execution was poor to say the least. I have read/listened to scores of fantasy novels and have to say this is my least favorite to date.
Fifty something, small business owner, married, no children. Love travel, beaches, tropical isles, classic cars and listening!
I enjoyed book 2 even more than book1. It is a real page turner that I found difficult to put down. I got through this one in record time! Again, very crude language, and a lot of sexual content, may not be the right choice for all, but for me, I can't wait to start book 3!!
It has to be close to the top maybe top ten or fifteen. I was only introduced to the Weeks universe a few years ago but have not been able to stop. I have read everything of his I could get my hands on and have loved each book.
The trails that King goes through while in the hole to only realize when he comes out that the people in the hole aren't as different as the nobles he has to face day to day.
They are all just really good in their own right that it is hard to choose but King does come to the top.
If I take the job your new name is Deader
I'm really enjoying this series. I find the characters entertaining with a good story.
I am always waiting to see what is going to happen next, that means it is a good read.
This coming from someone that is not a big fantasy reader.
To many really.
When student meets teacher is a good one.
Where magic and life collide.
It's hard to make a really good fantasy that I enjoy, but a whole series that's saying something. Good job.
The characters are fascinating. For a sequel to be even better than the first book is rare. It is complex, original, lovable, and I've listened to it so many times. The magic system is great. They don't change the rules to make the plot easier and the challenges they go through are endearing.
V is my favorite character because she seems to be so lost.
I have read the books. I thought they were amazing, but listening to them narrated is even better some how. He does a great job of making the situations seem real.
I laughed several times during this book but I also found myself very anxious a lot. I cared for the characters and couldn't wait to see what would happen.
A fair warning. There is murder and rape in this book. If these are things that you find troubling avoid it, but if not. You absolutely must read this series.
He performs all characters with amazing skill.
This book is probably the slowest of the series. I kept wanting to reach through the pages and smack Kylar in the back of the head. I think this book takes way to long to develop the character arch for Kylar. He really wouldn't have taken months to make the decisions he made.
The book is still good but I think the character arch for Kylar got a bit out of whack.