Wahiawa, HI, United States | Member Since 2010
The story was such an interesting take on the world of Fairy Tales.
The overall theme of the book made me compare it to Lackey's Phoenix and Ashes from the Elemental Master's Series. In truth with the exception of the common basic theme, the two books are incredibly different, but this was my introduction to the 500 Kingdoms series and I did not know that going in.
I found that Gabra Zackman has a very level voice throughout, which lagged the slower parts of the book and I craved variance.
I did like the introduction of the romantic lead.
Yes. The book provided a hopeful and satisfying ending to the series.
Magnus Bane. He's just a cool dude.
I have not heard them read, but have seen both of them perform. I HATED the previous narrators in this series and these two were a huge step up for me. People seem to complain about the fact that Sopie Turner is British and reads with that accent, but if they were paying attention they'd notice that's she does give the overtly American characters an American English inflection and I found myself satisfied with that. Dohring doesn't make grand sweeping inflections. He's subtle, just as he is in other work. I okay with that, possibly because I am familiar with him and his delivery.
And the saga continues...
Loved it. I think people would get used to these two and they will improve with more work. They should utilize them again.
the story is very fast paced. I imagine that had I read it myself I would have been done in less than a day.
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