I really became invested in the characters, especially the dragons. Sintara is wonderfully developed and Thymara is her equal in every way. I frequently forgot that Mercor (was he the wise old serpent in the first Liveship book?) was a dragon and Hebe wasn’t a frisky puppy.
Thymara, of course. That girl has skills and guts. Tats was a close second.
Dragons. I never thought I'd invest in a book with talking dragons, but this one really pulled me in.
I loved when Sedric and Carson came together.
My only disappointment with the book was Hobb’s inconsistencies with Malta, one of my favorite characters. When did her dark hair become golden? And when did Ephraim Vestrit become her father? She didn’t even like the man. Kyle Haven was her adored father. Sloppy. But I’m willing to forgive and forget if Hobb writes a final book (longer this time please!) to wrap up the series.
This book is awful. If I’d started with this one, I wouldn’t have ever picked up another book by Sanderson. Why Brandon, why? You’re so much better than this. The reader is worse. His cadence is off and he makes Lightfoot sound like a surfer dude. Sanderson should have BEGGED Michael Kramer to do the reading!
I'm so-oo-oo glad I read the Mistborn series first. If I had read this one first, I
wouldn't have read another single book by this author.
Like other loyal followers of the WOT saga, I was thrilled when this book finally showed up on Audible. However, even though the book progresses the story, it does so laboriously and I got absolutely lost in the maze of new characters. It also didn’t help that the two readers changed some pronunciations from the earlier books. Nonetheless, I can overlook Path’s flaws given how wonderful the overall series has been. Mr. Jordan was a prodigious talent, with great imagination and I mourn his passing.
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