Not for a while - when you know how everything plays out, it takes a lot of the suspense away.
The Government and Society - Formed with good intentions but corrupt. Despite corrupt leaders, the individuals have value and an innate sense of right vs. wrong. Choosing the right, goes against society, and requires true bravery (the real dauntless.) You have plenty of time to connect with the characters' experiences, but the book is not all about a teenage girl and her emotional whining - bottom line, It keeps the BIG picture in view.
Amazing writing, plot, and development. Can't wait to get a hold of the Sequel!!!
I'll certainly avoid R.R. Martin
I purchased this book based on the amazing reviews. I felt it was important to warn other unsuspecting readers of the experience I had. I really wanted something to compare to Lord of The Rings but with its own unique flavor. The problem I had with Martin is that he placed perverted sexual scenes evenly throughout the book. It felt like he put them in just to make sure people would read it out of curiosity… not interest or enjoyment of the novel; but wondering what crazy upside down sexual scene would be next.
You have to be “mature” to enjoy this type of reading… if reading about a 14year old getting raped multiple times until she likes it, a 13year old going to a brothel, and incest… you’re officially mature enough for this book. (I don’t know if there’s more, as I could not finish this book) I wish I had been warned.
I’m writing this for anyone who may be considering this series so they can make their purchase with eyes wide open.
If you want an epic fantasy with new flavor and a solid story that does not require bizarre sexual scenes to hold your attention, I would highly recommend Brandon Sanderson’s “The Way of Kings”
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