The beginning of the story is slow. The way the characters are introduced makes it hard at first to follow the story. However, after the story gets going, it becomes very interesting.
I am waiting for Days 2 and 3.
Other series you may like: Trudi Canavan's Black Magician series - She also wrote a trilogy that isn't on audible - Voices of the Gods/The age of the five/ that is also pretty good.
Of course, this assumes you have already read The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, George R. R. Martin's Song of ice and Fire : Beware - no one is sure when this series will be finished, and Brandon Sanderson's Books - Elantris, Mist Born Series, and Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series.
If you have already read all of the above books, try Jim Campbell's Lost Fleet Series. You may also enjoy Sharon Shinn's Thirteen House series.
Now I will say that everything is NOT for everyone. So, read other reviewers and hear what they have to say before you decide. I have enjoyed the above series - although I enjoyed some a lot more than others.
If there was a series you enjoyed, please share it. Thanks.
I really enjoyed this book - I especially liked how Manning went back to the past to tell about the origins of the Illeniels without losing any of the characters from the previous installments and keeping these "present" characters involved in a believable, realistic and meaningful way.
It was thoroughly enjoyable. I look forward to the next installment.
This book is just honest to goodness fun.
It reminds me of such fun and delicious - can you say delicious when it's a book? - books as "Old Man's War," and "Ready Player One," Its the story of a guy who discovers an interesting thing about our world and exploit it to his everlasting happiness, joy, and a kind of paradise - it is escapism at its most fun. You lose yourself for a few delightful hours in a mixture of technology and magic(?) or is it simply just technology and more technology? Anyway, you lose yourself in wonderful imaginings. Then, unfortunately, you have to wake up and wait for the next installment!
I loved this series.
Young man awakening to his powers without a teacher. Finds various learning opportunities along the way, coming to discover he is probably the most powerful person of his kind ever born (although not put in those words, that's what's implied). Then tragedy strikes at the very end of the series - or so it seems; I wonder what the next installment will reveal?
So, I read the reviews to this book before getting it.
I found that, contrary to a lot of reviewers, I enjoyed the whole series very much. It's a story of a hero passing on his prowess to the next generation after some dubious doings. Mean while the new hero to be is gradually growing to fill a role the reader/listener is made anxious to see define. Not bad at all for entertainment value. Not a waste of a credit, either.
So this series is quite entertaining - but, it left me vaguely unsatisfied.
This is another author that gave his main character phenomenal powers and then held him back. It just makes you go: "what a missed opportunity!"
In all though, it is enjoyable.
I thought that this series had a whole lot of steam at the beginning. It was very fun to listen to and the character was growing, learning etc.
She is still kind of doing that, but it just doesn't seem as interesting as it did at the start.
So, this book isn't a waste of a credit, but I cannot say it is as interesting as the first few books in the series.
I would say it is an example of a series that, though quite tenacious, hasn't kept it's steam - Please don't get me wrong - I love this author and his books; it is just my feeling about the series as it now is. I hope something will happen to make the books feel like they did at the start.
Of course find out what others think before you decide. The above is just my opinion.
So, after reading books 1 and 2 in the series, I almost did not read this third book in the series.
This was mostly due to the reviews of this book. It took me quite a while to decide to read it. But I'm not sorry that I did read it.
It is quite true that this book may not be for you due to the setting of the story. I, on the other hand, found the setting not too different from the setting of the other two books. In a lot of ways, I enjoyed this setting more than the other ones.
So, if some of the reviews have discouraged you, keep in mind that you may actually be delightfully surprised!
So this is another hit series in my opinion.
I loved the premise of the first book. I enjoyed this first book and was rather happy that Brandon Mall did not keep us waiting too long for the second book.
The series, so far, is very enjoyable and fun, even for adults.
I was very entertained by this series of books. I cannot wait for the next book in the series.
I am very happy it will be available in about another week :-) I am counting the days!!
If you're looking for a good series, I suspect you might like this one. It was almost as enjoyable as Sorcerer Ascendant Sequence - Almost.
Find out what others say before you decide, though.
It was, in all, a good series of books to listen/read.
After listening to this book, I could not wait for the other books to be made audible. So, I went to amazon and got the printed versions - they were also very enjoyable.
My only biff with the author is that, although he gave the main character phenomenal powers, he then retarded those powers artificially to make the story more interesting. I though that was not necessary; my feeling is that the story would have been more enjoyable without artificially holding back the main character. Some authors feel they need to do that - it just ends up making the reader vaguely dissatisfied with the series, even if it is otherwise a great series.
Again, the above are simply my opinion. I would read / listen to the entire series when it is complete - it was fun to listen to/read.
Of course, I'd recommend you read other reviewers before you decide to commit to this series. After all, everything isn't for everyone.
If there's a book/series you enjoyed, please share it. Thanks.
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