I loved the plot. I have read a lot of fantasy and they all start melding together but I think I will remember this one for its unique plot.
Since I???m female I usually identify with the female characters of a story. It was natural for me to identify with both of the important women in prince Maric???s life. When he realized the extent of the betrayal of the one that landed him in the arms of the other I found myself understanding both women???s actions. It was an odd moment in the story where I think most would take issue with the plot twist, but I thought it totally believable.
The narrator has not been my favorite but he did a good job. My only complaint is not his fault. He had to read the words given him. I found the editing lacking in the book. This author used the word ???decimated??? many times to describe total destruction of an area by an army. A good Editor should have caught this and fixed it.
Good fantasy puts you in an alternate world that has familiar elements that are twisted for that world???s genre. Many fantasy writers use obscure terms to describe their ???otherworld??? situations. This author did a good job of this but there were a few places where I felt he could have done better.
Fun book with decent action, characters, and plot. It wasn't an epic book by any means but the story wasn't bad. The characters were ok not having near the meat I normally like but they weren't bad. Overall, this book was a good break while I waited for the next book in various other series I follow. It did have some wonderful scenes that made the slow and odd sections well worth it!
This book is great! I'm a huge fan of the Dragon Age games and the books add a lot to the overall story. I wasn't so sure about the narrator at first, but he's really great at bringing the characters to life. (Loghain actually kind of sounds like he does in the games.) This was an entertaining way to keep myself occupied on my long ride to work.
I found it boing and the ready spoke so slow I had to speed the book up to finish the book. Nothing about the dark spawn, nothing about the dragons (thou the characters did see one fly by). It was just all about humans causing war and fighting over a thrown. So if your looking for something to fallow the game and have fantasy and wonder, this book isn't for you.