I was a huge fan of the first two books, and was worried that the series might die at that point, or perhaps become only a trilogy. This one moves a bit slower than the other two, but develops the plot and characters quite a bit more, and opens the door for many more books to come. Very pleased. This is one of my favorite series.
There was sex in the other books but this one seemed like it might have been designed to be a porn book. I realize it is part of the "culture" but I think it was extremely overdone. I was looking forward to others in the series but I'm done.
Book one and two are fantastic.
Too many back stories about characters I don't care about. This should be like prequel or novella, not necessary book three. It doesn't move the story forward. I want to know what happen next and want more relevant content.
Pete Bradbury is masterful at story telling. Just by sound alone you can tell when he's voicing a Cutter, the deliverer, a woman, a peasant, or anyone. There lies its own genius. Peter V. Brett delivers again with ups and downs, twists and turns, and suspense up to the very end. You don't know whether to hate Arlan or love him, hate the Krasians, or sympathize with them. It is a perfect story about the not so clear cut line between good and evil. All while giving us someone to really hate; the demons. I love this series. And I'm so glad these are the guys telling us the story.
Notwithstanding the difficulty of remembering what all of the odd sounding titles and other references relate to, this book didn't,in my opinion have any real action until you reached pasted the half-way point.
I did not like the way the author went back in the timeline, previous books, to develop a character that had already been introduced, albeit, not to the extent as to how she arrived in power. I didn't care, and part of the development was a constant interaction of a sexual nature, not benefiting the excellent story line.
In one part of the book, I thought the producer had accidentally taken passage from a previous book, since it reiterated what was already told. I think the author just needed filler, so he would be able to write the next book in the series.
The ending was like a TV drama, with a cliff-hanger, leading into the next book, also not to my liking. This story line is enjoyable, but I would have preferred to limit the filler, and either increase the action, or decrease the number of books in the series!
Third book done and still wanting more. The orator is incredible, his ability to pronounce the names so musically is astounding.
The only reason I didn't give the "story" section of this review 5 stars is because some parts seem to drag on and on and on and on. That is only my personal opinion. I like a little faster pace in a story. However the author does an amazing job in his descriptions. If you are a fan of very detailed writing then this issue will not bother you. I absolutely love this series. I recommend this entire series to anyone. Now I will finish this review so I can download the next book. ;-).
writing near the end gets weaker and seems rushed. book starts great though. i liked the background on major characters