I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. It is not high action, so I'd be sure to let them know that this story unfolds very slowly and carefully.
The most memorable moment was when Commander Ren Daiyan has his army poised to take back the Capital City, but he receives orders to withdraw. It is a very tense moment, while he decides if he will follow the command or his heart.
Simon Vance has a good voice, however, in this case, his pace was just too slow and laid back for some scenes.
River of Stars would make an interesting series because it incorporates so many characters and rich imagery 12th Dynasty China. There are so many characters and different stories upon which script writers could draw. I don't think it would play out as well for a movie.
Absolutely. I was totally engrossed int this story.
Brent Weeks just has a way of creating a rich fantasy world of breath-taking action and vivid characters.
Mr Vance does an excellent job at breathing life into the characters.
The scenes between Kip and Gavin are always very moving.
If you love epic fantasy, this is a great series.
I would have liked for the author to have dug a little deeper and actually gotten philosophical.
There were just a bunch of random thoughts, without ever seeming to really get philosophical. There seemed to be a lot of whining and a touch of humor. At the end, it just felt like there was very little of value offered.
There really weren't characters in this book.
Scott Lynch has this way of building a story. It kind of sneaks up on you until you are on pins and needles to find out what will happen next.
I would compare it to the first book of the series, The Lies of Locke Lamora. If you enjoyed that book, chances are that you will enjoy this one. If you did not like, I doubt that you will like this one.
I have not.
Be careful what you wish for
What is not to love? Jennifer Estep has created a great cast of characters, developed a really cool world for them, and allows great action scenes to unfold.
I don't want to give anything away, but there are some really great moments between Gin and Owen.
I think that she does a fantastic job of capturing Gin's personality with her narration.
What tangled webs are weaved
I like the world building and intrigue of this series, but the relationships are annoying. Georgie and Seth bicker constantly throughout this book and at times seem to have very little respect for on another.
Sure, her books are not awful, just not great.
Matter of fact
Probably not, the books are already a bit to chick-lit for my taste. I know that Hollywood would probably strip the intelligent parts out and it would result in another stupid romcom.
Absolutely! Hammered combines action, humor, and lots of geeky goodness.
At one point, the main character, Atticus, is having a Spock vs Kirk type debate in his head about which course of action he should choose. Hilarious.
There is a scene in which Jesus comes to visit Atticus and warn him about the future.
When Atticus admits to having squeed over Neil Gaiman I laughed out loud.
One small criticism is that book ended rather abruptly.
Yes. The story was exciting and action packed. I liked the world building and the characters are interesting.
It had great action without sacrificing plot.
There was a scene where the main character is getting beat up and his instincts kick in from his forgotten life. It turns out that the is a bad @ss, but really had no idea where it came from.
I wish I had the time push through the entire book all at once. I had to make myself set it aside to go to bed.
Yes on both counts.
That is tough to say. I started out liking this series, and this book is not horrible. However, the male lead in the series has become a douchebag and I kind of want to slap the main characters.
I liked the interaction between Georgie and the farcial Satanic club. They were so silly.
I could see it as a series on Showtime, since it is pretty risque'. I could totally see Mila Kunis as Georgie.
This was an okay start to a series. Most of the book was pretty good, but it unraveled a bit at the end. I had not problem at all with the narration.
I was so frustrated to see the book fall apart at the end.
I have not.
It was a quick listen, so it was worthwhile. The real test will be to see how the next book plays out.
I probably will, but more because I bought several books of the series as a Kindle Daily Deal. I really thought I would like the series, but it is not particularly well written and some of the logic to the plot is seriously lacking.
I have also not been overly impressed with Allyson Johnson as a narrator. Her voices are overdone and not convincing.
The story utterly lacks plausibility. Many of the plot twists are just kind of silly and unbelievable. The characters are not very likeable, etiher.
The narration suited the pace of the story.
The premise to this book and the series as a whole has potential. I like the concept.
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