I really, really want to like this book. I love epics, and I loved the Wheel of Time series (Robert Jordan). I thought BS did a great job on the final book of the series. But this book? I just don't get it. I'm 2 hours in, and I have to force myself to continue. Firstly, there is just soooo much going on from the very beginning -- but what is very much lacking is any character that you can care about from a human perspective (which is what made Jordan's books so magnetic). So far, it's just a lot of fighting, gore, and imprisonment. Why should we care?
Also, as much as I love Michael Kramer (and I'm sure Kate Reading) I REALLY wish they had chosen someone else to narrate. Given that these are the same two readers as the whole Wheel of Time series, I keep expecting the names Rand, Matt, and Perrin to come up. It's just very distracting to have the exact same readers, with the same inflections, and the same general subject.
I'm really hoping that I get in to this, I'd really like to. We'll see...
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