People who have read/listened to everything else
Steven Pacey, Nick Podehl
I don't understand all of the great reviews others have given this series. I found the story convoluted and felt irritated many times at the slow pace. I had a hard time remembering who was who and where I was at in the story. Some of this may have been the result of the horrible narration. The concept was great but the execution was poor to say the least. I have read/listened to scores of fantasy novels and have to say this is my least favorite to date.
Better character development and a clearer storyline. I am still not clear who the bad guys are. It seems like everyone but Calden, Marisa and Felise (sp?) are outright bad or suspicious in one way or another. Also, Calden, the main character, is so naive it's ridiculous. Someone so gifted should not be so dumb as to make so many bad decisions. The author could have found other ways to advance the story. For instance, Calden escapes from the Protectors, tries to earn some money by gambling on a Dominion game betting one of his craftings. The game is fixed, he loses his crafting. He goes back to the Warlocks house where he knew to be gold only to find it cleaned out...except...he finds a trinket and a bag full of gold. I think the writer could have figured out a better way for Calden to get to this point in the story.
Nope. Not at all.
Still waiting for one.
The idea for how magic is practiced is pretty good.
It is taking to long for the author to reveal elements of the plot. I feel like I should know more about the world and it's key characters than I do at this point.
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