This book was interesting at the beginning, with an usual magic system. Then it devolved into endless wandering, with little to nothing happening. C.S. Friedman has a tendency to use the same word over and over again. Malevolence was used so often, that I wanted to throw a thesaurus at her. Not recommended, and I willl not be reading the rest of the series.
I have listened to it at least twice. Mainly because it is such (as the title suggests) a concise distillation of all things science. These people of science come to life in fun and interesting ways
The seamless interconnections of the various disciplines of science. Bryson does a masterful job at taking dusty old subjects and breathing new life into them in a manner that is good for the layman, but not condescending.
His performance gives off the air of a kindly uncle reading you a story.
Just profound amazement at the breadth of the book and the quirks of some of these real life characters.
Read this book it will alter the ways you look at scientists and their ilk
Yes, Michael Page does a fantastic job at depicting characters. So much so when I hear other works read by him (Best Served Cold by J. Abercrombie) it's hard for me not to place those characters in the pseudo-Venetian world of lynch.
The backstory was interesting in that it tied up loose ends and reincarnated old characters, however the rise of the falconer was most interesting.
Yes, and his array of characters helps to add flavor to the story. His voice I will forever associate with Locke and his misfits
Not really...drags a bit at times without the urgency of the first book. The pressure/drama was hindered slightly by the romance and lacks the usual flair of the first book.
A good read, and essential for all Lynch fans of which I am one.
Lynch has an uncanny knack for creating suspense, even over the most mundane details. The interplay between characters is fantastic, and Lynch explores the fantasy genre in a new and interesting way.
The twists and turns, in a Lynch novel you never know exactly what is going to happen.
Page's reading is fantastic, with magnetic characterizations and believable voices
Highly recommended, can't wait for the next book.
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