The neaderthal universe is a fascinating and brilliant creation, and makes the book worth reading. However (as a physicist) the attempt at scientific justification of the story just doesn't work. Less detail and more imagination works better.
Trying to blend in religion, as Sawyer often does, is just wrong.
The narrator really rubbed me the wrong way with his unsuccessful attempts at foreign accents. I would go out of my way to avoid this narrator in the future.
Finally I have some completion! I loved the original books in this story, but got majorly fed up with the wandering and tangential story line as the series progressed. Jordan unfortunately ruined things. However, after investing so much time in reading all these books over the years, to not finish reading the series would have been a shame.
Major kudos to Brandon Sanderson for being able to finally bring the story line to conclusion. MAJOR contortions were necessary to bring together all the tangential story lines created by Jordan as he wandered from his original path.
Please pay attention George R R Martin! Don't take this path and ruin a fantastic story line.
It is truly a shame that I have invested so much time in this series of books up to this point. I feel like I am compelled to see it through to the end. Unfortunately, the series has long since lost its way. I actually thought it was good that Robert Jordan died, so that someone else would finally complete the cycle. Unfortunately, the characters are now pale caricatures of the their former glory. The story still wanders about aimlessly, only by random chance getting closer to completion. In the future I will look to avoid anything written by Brandon Sanderson.
Mostly historically inaccurate, with many ackward plot devices that are designed for a movie script. Writing for the lowest common demoninator?
Just the same, some interesting characters, although most are poorly developped.
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