A story I have been waiting for, this has been missing for months on Audible. I was incredibly frustrated that every other dragonlance book appeared to be here but the core trilogy was missing. I worked my way through the war of souls (which I had never read) and then through some origin stories (Huma/Raistlain) hoping this would show up again.
The new narrator makes this worth the wait!
Thank you to Audible for getting this book back online with a new narrator. I will be burning the midnight oil for a few nights getting through this classic series again!
I am a huge Brandon Sanderson fan and have read almost everything he has written. This book had all of the classic Sanderson elements. Great idea for the magic system. Intriguing premise (who doesn't want to know what a god would be thinking). Epic length to develop characters, worlds, magic etc. Most longer Sanderson stories start out slow so when this one dragged on, I kept with it. However, for me it just never went anywhere. The world ended up being very 2 dimensional. The characters were also very underdeveloped and I never felt any strong connection with any of them. By the time the action was supposed to ramp up, nothing really happened and then the story sputtered to an end. Overall a major disappointment.
This book pointed at sequels. I hope they either don't happen (since I will probably invest because I will read anything Sanderson writes) or I hope they are much better. Its possible this book was just a fluke in terms of quality but I suspect it is due to larger issues with developing this specific set of characters and magic system.
Unlike other reviewers, I did not find the narrator to be a particular issue. One of the issues people had seemed to be the pace of reading and large pauses but these are easily dealt with by listening on 1.5x speed. He is very professional and characters are clearly delineated by his voice. He is not "Amazing" but is hardly bad enough to deserve the myriad of terrible reviews.
Unless you are a die hard Sanderson fan, this one is worth skipping.
Yes, I have already listened to the first three books twice and expect that I will revisit 4-5 before the 6th book is released
I actually believe these narrators are a major upgrade over the previous narrator. To me the first three books were great except that they were so poorly narrated. When I heard these narrators I thought "this is great they fixed it." The old narrator was barely professional. These two are great, although the male actor should have been produced little louder to balance the volume better between sections.
Great book! Fun to see the new story arc begin, and really enjoyed the focus on Simon.
I read this book initially when it first came out in hardback and found myself somewhat disappointed in the way that the series ended. I (probably like many) rushed through the book and did not realize that Sai King was probably speaking to me directly with his small authors note before the true ending.
I have to say that in re-reading (listening) to the complete series in order over the last few months I have completely changed my opinion. I think that this book is possibly one of the best of the series. This is the only way the series could end and the ending was very satisfying. There are still questions left unanswered, but probably not as many as I first thought. Many of the elements of the last three books that I was confused by were much less confusing when listened to more carefully over a more condensed time period.
I do still have small quibbles with a few issues but honestly, that is in the noise. This series is a must listen-to for any king fans as well as any fans of fiction in general.
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