While the world building is a bit too far flung at times, this is an impressive tale with numerous threads to follow and developed characters to cheer for or root against. Looking forward to Book 2!
This is sure to delight fans of S.S. type fiction. It's very chewy and dense, and at times frustrating in the number of characters it tries to juggle.
For those looking for a new alternative to a song of ice and fire this novel will surely delight.
key words: Sword and Sorcery, Fantasy, Empire Opera.
The narration is strong. Characters compelling. The story is complicated, so I go back to listen to passages again. Audible made NO sync the chapters. What's listed as chapter 11 might well be chapter 3. It is maddening.
Not for the scatter brained if you can't follow a multiple threading weave this is not your tapestry. You've been forewarned
Better narration and more cohesive storytelling.
It could be the greatest story ever. I will never know because I am unable to follow the story. I am not new to audio books. I typically listen to 30 hours + a week. Occasionally, I will have to replay a chapter. " Gardens of the Moon" is almost impossible to follow story line. Whether it is the writing or the narrator...I believe it is the combination. I may try again sometime(15th time). Really have to steer people clear of this one. Not an easy listen.
Use of terminology unforgivingly insane that it causes such an incomprehensible confusion of the story line. I will never recommend such a mindless mass of words and sorry that this author received my money for this garbage. Wish i could get a refund!
This book was extremely dry. The setting would have been innovative if there was the sense that anything happened. As it was, for lack of realistic characters nothing ever seemed to matter or be worth the readers interest.