I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am probably one of the few that is reading the series in chronological order. I thought The Crown Towers was well written and the characters fully developed and delightful. It was a little slow getting to the relationship between Royce and Hadrian, but was well worth the wait. I also enjoyed reading about Gwen and the girls. Together the two story lines make for a great read, entwining near the end. I have already started the Rose and the Thorn and think it’s going to be as enjoyable as the first book.
I have to say that this book was a little different from your normal female heroine book. It was an interesting read; however, I had the audible book as well and went back and forth between the two which I always enjoy doing. The narrator in the audible book took a lot for me to get used to. At first it was like running your nails down a chalkboard ... really made it hard to listen to the book. So be careful if you get the audible book. On the other hand, the book was entertaining just not a really good book. Just ok.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This was my first time reading Tessa Afshar but it definitely won't be my last., The way that she was able to bring historical and Biblical facts to the book made it intriguing, interesting and a really sweet story. Knowing the story of Ruth and Boaz, I am very impressed with Ms. Afshar's ability to keep the reader's interest and still stay true to the Bible. Loved it. It is absolutely worth the read. Definitely recommend it.
This book was better than the first book although it was soooo unrealistic. For pure fantasy, it was ok. I found myself listening to it throughout my day. There were large portions that seemed to drag and others that just didn't fit in, and then interesting in other parts. I think that it was much too long for the story. On a scale of 1 to 10, I can only give the books a 5 ... nothing exceptional and not something that I would highly recommend.
What an unusual book. Normally a book isn’t written from the first person, but this one was and that made it unique. In addition, the story-line is interesting, just not dynamic nor does the reader find themselves on the edge of their chair wanting to find out what comes next. But at the same time it is a good book, interesting and worth the read.
When the book started out I was really disappointed in the lead female character. Although I thoroughly disliked her throughout most of the book, I began to have empathy for her and to understand the things she was going through. The characters seemed to be weak and simply allowed life to happen. The book did have a major twist at the end that made it somewhat interesting, but I really couldn't recommend the book.
This book begins with literally almost a bang and doesn't stop from that point on. At the conclusion I had to say ... "Really Jeffrey Archer. You just left me hanging!" He HAS to finish the book quickly, just has to. This is by far the best of the Clifton Chronicles. From start to finish the reader simply can't put the book down. And at least there is one more to the series. I will hate to see them end. Great job from a great author! I rarely give a book 5 stars, but this one got it instantly.
I really enjoyed the storyline however, the narrator was way too dramatic and the pitiful voice is awful. She made the women sound very weak always breaking down over every little thing. Other than the drama queen voice I thought it was great and I'm anxious to read book two.
I find these books to be an entertaining read. Even though the books go on for quite a bit, the author has managed unique twists and turns. I will say that I seem to have noticed more grammatical and spelling errors in this book than the others, but can overlook that for a good read.
Am thoroughly enjoying this series. I'm ready to start on the 5th book and am tired of them yet. They are definitely worth the read. Lots of action, plot and just good! I would definitely recommend these books.
These books just get better and better. I am thoroughly enjoying reading about Thorgrin, Gwendolen, Reese and all the others. What a great read. Worth every penny!
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