I found myself eager throughout the book to get back to it when interrupted. Not only was the writer keeping me hanging on every word, the reader did excellent at portraying each character so fully, I felt I was really there, talking as Bitterblue, experiencing her reign as if I were her. If it were possible to give more stars, I would. Encore is too light of a word. If I weren't so satisfied with this audio book, I would be begging for more.
I was hoping for an adventure like the previous books. Instead I found that this book feel into the trap, that highly turns me off, of the time of political correctness crap. As much as I like romance like courting process, lover disputes, I am not interested in sex. Straight, Homosexuality, Pedophilia just way to much for my liking.
I did like the closure of Bitterblue meeting Fire.
No It just turned me off from reading anymore of her books if it going to be so Politically correct.
expressive, paced, lively
Good book with a great story but at times very slow moving and hard to stay interested. My opinion this is the worst one of the three books and not much of a good altogether ending with combining graceling and Fire which were both very good books. Felt like there could have been a lot more.
The first half of the book is full of questions and although not all of the questions are answered the ones that are give a satisfying result.
There are many characters in this book and it is helpful when listening to differentiate them through their accents or tone as opposed to keeping all of the names straight.
Cashore must be graced with writing, for her fantastic descriptions and enthralling story made me feel like I was alongside Bitterblue throughout her adventures. May we see another book soon!
I love this fanatical work Kristin Cashore has created. It's wonderful and easy to become a part of. As a huge lord of the rings fan I can happily say I like this to my adventures in middle earth. You fall in love with the characters, all with so much depth.
The actually reading of this story by Xanthe Elbrick is also spell binding. The nuances in accents really grab each character. I'm addicted and sad to have come to the end. Next?!?