No more Deborah Harkness. Ever.
It didn't really matter, it all just became a meandering blur.
At least half of the book.
The first book was not too bad so I had hopes that this one would be paced about the same, slow but ok. This sequel was just tedious. I stuck it out but it took months, on and off. The descriptions and historical detail were impressively researched (thus the two stars not one) but it was all tied up in what is basically an endless affirmation of the infinite love between the main characters. Yawn.
Jennifer Estep must have done a writing course where she was told that no noun should stand alone. Therefore all eyes had to have a colour e.g. my grey eyes, his blue eyes etc, every time! When she ran out of colours she resorted to further description eg cornflour blue eyes and don't get me started on other parts of the body. The story wasn't too bad and the narration was good I suppose but the adjective thing irritated me so much that I couldn't get past it. I did finish the book, however, so decided not to return it. It was a close call, though.
This is a retelling of the last 3 years of the life of Jesus with a vague nod in the direction of sci-fi. Read the Bible. It will be quicker. By the way, why was this not tagged as a religious work? I am feeling quite resentful at how badly the book was misrepresented by the short summary.
This book could have been one chapter of the next one. Just goes on and on and on and . . . .
I'll try the next book in the series before I give up. The first one was very good.
Every time I opened the book the misspelling of the title on the "cover" was annoying.
Yes, never lets up.
The ending . . . what a cliff-hanger, quite chilling in its possibilities . . . is there another book?
Yes, and lost sleep over it.
Read Pines first, the two books are really one. Worth the credits, though.
I'm glad I listened to the audiobook rather than read the print version. I so badly wanted to know how things work out that I am sure I would have flipped to the ending and scanned backwards (I know, no self-discipline). This way I enjoyed both the journey and the arrival at destination.
I shouldn't have bought this. Thought it might be a little more than a background for a budding romance.
Sorry, no, just not my genre.
Depends on the book.
Interest at first, ennui by the end.
Don't be put off by this review if you like light listening with quite likeable characters. This book had rave reviews so my reaction reflects my listening tastes rather than the quality of the writing and narrating.
The descriptions of the physical world, especially the drowned cities.
There were many moments and they usually centred around characters being caught up by events and forced into doing things that went against their natures to survive. Sounds sad, and it was, but the book on the whole is uplifting.
Many futuristic books require huge leaps of imagination and acceptance of unexplained plotlines. This book's narrative was consistent and believable throughout. This made it very powerful.
Absolutely, but they need to like speculative sci-fi/fiction.
Couldn't wait to get back to it. Spent a lot of time in the car listening at the end of a trip. Wanted more and the sequel did not disappoint.
The main characters were quite engaging and it was nice to meet more family members (this is book 2 after all) but every time a real problem occurred more improbable powers appeared and it just got silly.
2 books have been fun, mostly, but enough is enough.
This is such a boys annual for adults book. Lots of shooting, slashing, car crashes and a hero who is totally indestructible to the point where he survives what no human being before him has survived. Oh, and he is the only hope for the future of the human race. I usually don't have too much trouble suspending belief in fantasy novels but this tested me. However, if you love pure action and impossible heroes, you'll love this book.
A mystery was set up, the process was engaging and the ending was as it should be.
The main characters were well fleshed out and likeable.
It was appropriate - not too gaudy.
Why rename it?
Recommend this. If you want fast action you will be disappointed but if you want to be intelligently entertained this is for you.
More back story from the start. It wasn't until quite a way into the book that I realised it was a sequel, especially as you are expected to know the characters.
Nothing much really happened. No surprises, it was pretty easy to see where it was going. Lots of action with little result.
Let's go with one: OK
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