solid military fantasy.
No. I spread it out over three days.
the story is interesting and well paced. the author may not be a Brandon Sanderson or a Patrick Rothfuss but still did well. Bearing that in mind the only two things that I found annoying in the story itself were. 1 the two POV characters personalities seemed to have been taken somewhat to extremes, one is the solid workhorse captain gallant and loyal to a fault and not overly bright. the other is the woman running away from an unpleasant past and pretending to be a man to join the army, pessimistic and haunted. 2 there are no surprising twists, there are always plenty of hints to see them coming. Also while this is not a bad thing you can picture the commanding officer as a Pendergast who joined the military.
the fact that it focuses on Auri of course. she has always been one of my two favorite characters from these books and getting to see a week of her life was simply wonderful .
it stayed true to the character that it depicted. the one thing that worried me when I saw that Auri was getting her own story was how it could follow her without changing who and what she is. the answer is simple this book follows the principle its not the destination that's important, its the journey. this story does not have a suspenseful plot, its just a beautifully written look at the life of one of the most interesting characters in the king killer series.
Patrick Rothfuss brings clairity to this story. there are sone lines in this book that if simply seen as text could easily be misinterpreted, with Rothfuss doing the reading you know that the tone voice implies the proper emotions.
I think this would be extremely difficult to make into a good movie. still the obvious tagline would be " a place for everything and everything in its proper place"
First, if you have not read the rest of this series this is not the book to start with. secondly remember what Elodin said in one of the earlier books about Sympathy effecting the mind and keep in mind that this is not our world. rather than this book suggesting that Auri is crazy, it seems to suggest that whatever happened to her mind basically awakened another sense. finally don't let the book 2.5 thing mislead you, this does not mean that it comes between book two and three, instead it happens in the middle of the second book.
I enjoyed all of it. from the beginning where we got to see different points of views for the events at the end of invincible and the beginning of guardian, I suspect you will all enjoy how Iceni, used to being a paranoid (I.E. alive) CEO, interprets Geary's words and actions. to the end and the last two twists. I for one saw the second to last one coming and with the time left thought it would be the last big event, I was somewhat dissipated as I had seen it coming and had hoped for an end that gave me something new to think about, then the last twist blindsided me, though there was enough info others may have suspected it. the way Drakon discovers this last twist is also hilarious as are his final thoughts about it.
Its a hard call. my two favorites are Drakon and Morgan.
He narrated tarnished knight. he also acted as the main, and in my opinion best, narrator for the black company series. I have enjoyed all of his performances.
yes and no. while I did not want to stop listening and in fact did not I also wanted the book to last longer so as there could be more sittings.
while I would recommend this book I would also recommend reading both the lost fleet books and tarnished knight first.
I think that the audio format may have been better
I think the most memorable moment of the book was when roger was able to shock everyone by saying the he had not been the first one to jump to to the other ship
my favorite scene was when A high priestess of satin explained how her originally catholic home world ended of with satanism as the planetary religion and how different it is from what anyone reading the book would have thought of as satanism
I found the death scene at the end of the book to be quite sad.
The only thing that really disappointed me about the book was that for the last two books and most of this one they were working up to the assault on the star port and then when it came it was over in minutes and I while I don't remember for cretin there may not even have been a single shot fired.
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