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I truly and deeply cared for the creatures of Redwall, it amazed me that when one of the creatures was killed, I was in tears. The story was amazing and I just loved it all the way!
Mrs. Prisby and The Rats of NIMH.
First of all, the main cast and crew are anthropomorphic creatures. Mice, Badgers, Moles, Rats, Foxes, Otters, and other such creatures are utilized to describe all the different manner of characters in the series.
Secondly, its a young adult book. The vocabulary used in the book can be read and understood by young children, yet enjoyed by adults.
The part at the end of the book where it put me in tears.
In the beginning of the book I had a LOT of questions. First of which was "Who's the main character in the book?" "What's the plot?" "Is this just a book of short, go-nowhere stories?"
But once I got passed several chapters and the book came back to revisit a character that was mentioned previously, I understood what was going on just a little bit more. Eventually, I became so engrossed by the book, I was just sitting in front of my computer actively listening to it, but doing nothing else.
Let me say this ONE MORE TIME! The Book starts out all confusing and the like. Now that I have finished it, I'm going to go back and "reread" it again.
Here's how the book is confusing.Prologue, introduces a group of characters, 9 in all, and they abandon their weapons while reminiscing about a 10th member in their ranks. They also make it sound like these guys are immortal. Like every time they die, they come back to life somewhere else in the world.
Then it jumps several thousand years in the future where a King is murdered. Than it jumps six more years into the future where a small, adolescent teen is being shoved onto the front lines of a war. Then it jumps to someone in royalty (I think), Than to a girl crossing the ocean, than to a slave.
Yeah, it gets confusing as all hell, just because NONE of it has any sense of connection, or the makings for a plot. Just a random set of short stories about several people.
But it's all background stories for the main characters.
This book does a lot of things like others in it's kind. Where it follows a character in the story for a time, than switches to another character to tell you what they are doing at the same time as the previous character(s).
However, you gotta get past the confusing beginning introductions for all the characters in the story. Once you understand what is going on, it slowly begins to explain the world to you and what is going on. At first it seems like it is nothing more than a simple war between kingdoms, one from a Slaves point of view, one from a High Princes point of view, and one from a young maiden learning about the real world around her; and discovering the lies that have been placed over the world like a veil.
When the book ends, like me, you will probably (now that you know everything) want to go back to the beginning and re-listen to that beginning portion. Just to make certain you know what is going on, perhaps you missed something because you were annoyed with the way it was telling its story.
Know this. If you can get through that beginning portion, you will not put this book down. And with the second book coming out in March 2014... it's worth it!
Confession heals Guilt
Dan Torrence is my favorite character, not just because he's the main protagonist in the story, but because he showed true character development in recovering from a shaky and distraught past.
Abra's Great Grandmother, Momo. Momo had a lot of insight throughout the entire book. She was an untapped font of strange knowledge.
The way each party was introduced and then later tied together, made for a slightly predictable plot, but was very enjoyable. I can see where some people would be put off about all the "second-guessing" everyone does in the book, but based on the style I felt that it was very believeable.
I don't think it wouldn't hurt, especially if there was more on Court Gentry. Making it a sort of Jason Bourne-esk spinoff.
Actually reading a book I'm able to imagine my own voices for a character, since this was not a full cast and crew reading...He did better than many others. But not as good as a full cast and crew reading would have been.
Dead Eye: Trouble in Brussels!
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