This book plays well to those that love the details of dwarf and elf culture as much time is spent detailing the activities over a period of time with each. Somehow though, the pages ran out and the story didn't conclude. Disappointing given book 4 isn't out and Paolini released a different story instead.
This book is amazingly reminiscient of other stories which is as the author admits to in the preface. In particular, Angels and Demons is very similar. But this book leaves too many questions about why the technology used didn't include certain obvious capabilities that would completely change the story. For science-based science fiction, it required much suspension of disbelief. I recommend a little expert-review of the material before publishing next time. read Angels and Demons for a better representation of this class of story.
Love Orson Scott Card. This series however seems to go on and on and on. And the religious undertones get more and more thick. I can't stop though. I've already started Crystal City.
Well narrated classic that did a fair job of predicting what 1984 would be like while adding the twist of the technology in the hands of a group with a clear goal of simply maintaining power and increasing it. Surprising part of the book (for someone who didn't read reviews) is the amount of time spent on detailed description of torture and the impact on the human body and mind. Very depressing.
Our 3-yr old (and ourselves) listened to this about 40 times over a week long trip in the car. The more we (adults) listened to it the cuter the story became. Comes with a great song that retells the story. Cation though. The audio is 40 minutes long but the story is retold with "page-turning prompts" despite there being no book with a download. The story is really about 15 minutes with some nice music at the end of each telling.
Clearly designed for those losing their faith and looking for support. The Christian sermon-like letters of the devil are poorly disguised as such and hideously boring.
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