I gave this story 5 stars all around because it is just plain fantastic! This story has everything that I want in a story delivered beautifully by Mr.Page.the narrator. This is a book full of great humor ,adventure, awesome characters, misfortune,love and loss!
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Although it's difficult to best the first book in the series, I did find this one almost as enjoyable. The narrator again did a superb job with the characterizations and the pacing was excellent. Now on to the third book to see what happens next.
This was a fun book. I should have known from the way the last book left me. I won't say that it's perfect, but like any really good piece of writing, this book allows you to look past its faults. Thumbs up Scott Lynch!
With the magic and perfection of "The Lies of Locke Lamora", I wasn't sure a sequel could live up to my expectations. Happily, it did. This story does start off a bit rocky, as I think can be expected given where the first book left off, but it develops to be just as interesting and perhaps even more twisting. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
This series is outstanding. Once you're drawn into the characters and their past and present adventures, I don't know how you could stop! This book is my least favorite of the trilogy, but it still provides an incredibly inventive story. Michael Page is one of the very best narrators out there - I truly love listening to him play these characters. Far richer than just reading the text.
I have to admit that the first few minutes threw me for a loop but I hung in there and loved every minute! Great voice acting with fantastic characters and a story with too many twists to count. Go for it!
The writing, pacing, story, narrator, characters, schemes, and whatever else, this book has it all and it's fantastic! One of the best series I've ever read in any genre!
I am a lover of fantasy novels with exciting action, complex plots, and unforgettable characters.
After reading the first book in this series whitch was Lynch's first book as well I was a little nervous as to whether his second novel would live up to the near perfect quality of the first. I was not disappointed whatsoever. Like the first novel the plot of the second drew me in without hesitation, with immediate action and intrigue. i was hooked from the first five minuets. Lynch seemed to do everything he did with his first novel and more. His skillful prose kept the story flowing, his characters near insane antics kept my headphones glued in my ears, and his twisting plot kept me guessing what was going to happen next. To top this off possibly one of My favorite Narrators, michael Page was narrating the story. The words of this book just seemed to flow off his tongue and he truly made the story come alive for me. I am very glad to know that Lynch has not fallen into the sophomore slump that many writers can experience. i vehemently recommend this book to any lovers of fantasy or anyone in general. It is simply an exciting and entertaining read. However, make sure you red The Lies of Locke Lamora first or you will be confused.