The Story is fantastic, and anybody whose read the Lorien Books can tell you that. Friends coming together against all odds to battle evil and all that wonderful stuff. The Problem with this purchase is that the book is narrated by several people. But they don't separate the voices by character. Whoever's narrating (And they change that by the character's perspective) does all the voices. Which is fine, until the end where a different person starts doing 4's or 9's voice and it's completely different from the rest of the book. Very aggravating.
Alliance was good, but it's like Mark gave us all the meat and no potatoes. Everything that happened was interesting, but hardly anything actually happened. You just learned a lot about the 5 and then the Knights. But it was also like he just wrote off everybody else from book one. I guess the best way to differentiate between book 1 and 2, is that while 1 dragged on at times, but it carried a lot of weight. While 2 was all excitement, but had no weight to it. I hope 3 is a happy medium.
Hearne and Atticus at their best. Best in the series: just above Hounded and well above Hexed!
I love the Iron Druid, but this book was lacking from Mr. Hearne. The only reason to read this is to get little facts about the future inserts of the book. Get through it and move on. Trapped is much better!
Freedom's Dawn was a return to boring and a drag like the Rings of Haven was. It was Okay at the beginning, drags and makes you angry in the middle, and wins you over yet again at the end. One of the greatest endings which made the pain and anger completely worth it.
Leg of Cor is a great read. Unlike Rings of Haven which was dull and desperate, LoC takes you back to what Aurora was all about: excitement, friendship, and legends. Nathan Scott makes you want to root for him, and every member of his crew that he loses you feel the pain with him. But Ryk doesn't just make you love Nathan and the crew, he makes you respect them as well. This series is starting to come into a realm of its own. It's no longer a Star Trek copy and is quickly becoming it's own tale.
The story is amazing. Brings everybody together and then leaves you wanting SO MUCH MORE. But the Narration is terrible!!! They break the reading down by whether a male or female instead of by character. It makes for a horrible clash of voices which weren't that good to begin with. I high suggest you read the book on your own. If I could give the performance a 0 stars I would!!!
While still a good read, Haven lacked the intrigue, excitement, and pace of Aurora. Everything is a struggle for survival and after a while you become some what bored with the experience. The book also becomes slightly predictable. I would still recommend this book though as certain parts are integral in the rest of the series.
Not generally a Sci-Fi fan, but I gave Aurora a chance and found it a surprisingly fun ride. Ryk makes you love every character, then adds a plot that keeps you guessing and intrigued. A constant rush of danger and friendship that never stops.
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