Denver, CO, USA | Member Since 2004
Only insofar as as a means to get to the third book. This definitely seemed like it was stretching the story out to make a trilogy.
The time traveling and the reading of the journal were what made this story enjoyable, I would have expanded on those aspects a little more. I didn't enjoy Alton's story line as much. And I found Captain Mapstone's actions a little too out of character.
Touch of Power is similar to Maria's other books.
I find them entertaining, but the "heroine"s are a little too insecure and one dimensional in my opinion. I keep reading her books though because I love Maria's take on magic and the world's she creates.
I think she should just spend a little more time developing her characters a little more and make them less predictable, otherwise I feel like I'm reading a teen novel.
Definitely in the middle
More depth into the world and characters.
It was entertaining, just nothing I would exclaim over.
My cousin recommended this story to me and I'm glad she did.
I loved the buildup and the character discovery. I was very engrossed in the mystery of the building along with the character's in the book.
I did have a slight problem with where the story ended up going. I don't believe this is a flaw in the book, just a flaw in my expectations I guess. I do believe that the resolution was a little too easy, or maybe it was just rushed, but overall well worth a listen.
Maybe - the story is good and entertaining, but I'm not sure there is enough depth to listen to the series over and over again. As another reviewer mentioned it's sometimes annoying in how easily the conflicts are overcome.
It might be one worth bringing out again later when I just need a fun "light" listen. The adventures are fun and move at a good pace.
Yes, but I wouldn't expect to be wowed.
I'm not sure, but he is a very good narrator and would like to see what other stories he's narrated.
I was already a fan of Brandon Sanderson, but this is some of his best work in my opinion.
This book reminds me of some of the good t.v. shows out there where we visit with each character and their individual storylines until we build up to a point, and then switch. I don't mind this, I love it actually because it keeps the storyline moving, while keeping you interested in coming back to each of the characters. It might be frustrating for some people because Brandon creates his world in an alien landscape and culture, and there are a lot of characters, but that's what I like. There's depth and a reason for everything in his writing.
I like the "intro's" into each chapter. In the audio version it can be a little confusing, but in the end when they are brought into the story, it's a great lightbulb moment.
I've now listened to this audiobook 2 or 3 times. I just can't wait until the next in the series comes out.
This narrator reads way too slow! I speed it up to 1.5x!
I liked the continuation of the story. I didn't care for the new character point of views, it seemed a little like just fillers. I can't wait to get more in to Kelsingra.
The Berry sisters were my favorite, I just liked their quirkiness and the fact they seemed to know more than they let on.
No, it was entertaining, but I would have to say my strongest emotion was a little annoyance in Kerigan's immaturity.
It was entertaining and definitely worth a credit. I was engaged in the character's and story lines enough to not want the story to end, and it had good pacing, but it seems geared to a younger audience so there was a lack of depth and complexity that would have made it a better novel.
After the first 30 minutes I was so engrossed in this story I had a hard time turning it off!
The intro was a little slow for me, and sometimes I found Margret's character annoying, but once Miss Winter starts telling her story I was sucked in!
I've read a lot of stories in my time, and I'm telling you the twist totally shocked me, but fit perfectly.
This is one book that is totally worth the time!
This is a wonderful book. I took it on a 9 hour trip, and I couldn't wait for the return trip to finish it!
I was a little confused at first, because of the way the story starts out, but once the story really got going I was completely entranced. I love they way the stories weave in and out of each other, developing each character individually, but not completely excluding the others. The way the characters see each other in their dreams is some of my favorite parts of the story. My only complaint was that the authors dropped off Galen's wife's tale.
The complexity of the stories intertwining give the story a lot of depth and I can't wait until the next book comes out.
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