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.
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
Like the second book, this one started a bit slowly giving insight into the past and characters, though this time it is woven better into the current timeline. Once it gets going it moves well with masterful story and narration.
love this series. love it. reader has great voices and consistency, I just think he's a little slow, so I.speed up to 1.5x. otherwise, great!