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.
In Shattered, a lot happens, but we really don't get down to any of the meat of the story. It's just another entertaining filler that catches us up on Owen (Atticus' Arc Druid). Don't get me wrong, like Hexed and Tricked, the story is very entertaining, but doesn't really contribute that much to the overall story line.
Still really good and worth a credit/payment.
Blood Song is a true epic. You hate and love Vaelin, which makes him such a great character. But Vaelin isn't the only character you feel this way about. More than half the characters go from being beloved to hated and vice versa throughout the book. Terrible people can be seen as great men/women, Great men/women are easily turned into horrible people. Ryan truly pulls you in and never let go.
My one complaint is with Mr. Brand; whose reading isn't bad, its just similar-monotone-boring. All the characters sound similar and there is more than one time when he uses a normal speaking tone, then follows with "He said in a whisper" or "as he shouted from the roof". Really takes the edge away from some of the lines.
All in all, definitely a great choice!
Theft of swords is broken into 2 separate stories in one book. Story 1 is an instant classic that makes you need to finish the entire series and the prequels. Story 2 is just a filler but Sullivan is such a great writer that he keeps you both interested and entertained! Highly recommended.
Everything you wanted for the ending of this series. Great fight scenes, adventure, sad deaths and happy surprises, and the most important part, explanations, all finish off a fantastic and memorable series.
I don't particularly enjoy reading books where the main character is narrating the story, but if you can work passed that and you're not a sexist, then this is a pretty good book. The story is lacking at times I guess, but the plot is sound. Narration is okay, but nothing great. Wouldn't recommend it, but I also wouldn't stop anybody from trying it.
You finally get to the heart of who Celaena actually is. All the heart, anger, destructive power, and future potential. Not to mention a giant step up in the character development of Chaol and Dorian. Then add a much better plot, and the promise of more to come. Plus the great narration by Elizabeth Evans and a proper ending making you wish for more. A great book, highly recommend it.
My only complaint about this book is the lack of darkness in the main character. You don't go to the darkest prison in the world without taking some of that with you. But if you can work past that, and some other minor character flaws, then the book is very good. Great narration and a good plot, I would highly recommend it.
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!
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