Leg of Cor is a great read. Unlike Rings of Haven which was dull and desperate, LoC takes you back to what Aurora was all about: excitement, friendship, and legends. Nathan Scott makes you want to root for him, and every member of his crew that he loses you feel the pain with him. But Ryk doesn't just make you love Nathan and the crew, he makes you respect them as well. This series is starting to come into a realm of its own. It's no longer a Star Trek copy and is quickly becoming it's own tale.
If you like banking or upper class Medieval politics, then this is the book for you. However, if you actually enjoy books, then skim though this opener. This book/series has so much potential, but book one is just lacking. Everything is there, Abraham just needs to write about something interesting! I will say this though, I've heard that if you can suffer through book 1 and move on to book 2, the series really picks up. But I'm just not sure I can risk that after the drool that was The Dragon's Path!
The Headline is all you need. This book/series is terrible! Run away fast and far. The Character's get more exotic but no less weak and whiny. Then we get a romance forced on us. The vampires are still there, although outside of the two main ones they really aren't. The constant travel to supposedly randomly places where they find anything but random things. Everything falling perfectly into place without any struggle. Then forced struggles. Then...Ah. So bad!
This book had all the promise of an epic novel. It had a great cover, a great and exciting preview, and several promising reviews. But then I bought the book. And then there was nothing happening. And then the world ended. And then there was a vampire. And then there was a world again. And then there was...this book was terrible. The characters are weak and forced on you. And you have no idea who the main character actually is. You think it's Mic/Blaine, but you can't really tell! Plus, Blaine sucks! And then there were Vampires!!! I can't stress that enough. For some reason ($$$) there are vampires in this story! Save your credits.
Born of the Ashes is an incredible story of battle. If you're looking for the politics that have been involved with this series periodically, just skim this one. Nothing but battles and fighting. Can't wait to see what happens next!
Tower Lord is a good and fascinating book, but it really does lack when compared to the Blood Song. Slow at the beginning, then it picks up by bringing in both new and enticing characters and then old and favored characters. But after our character intros, the book kind of drags for a while; giving us useful information and showing us new places, but nothing really happens, just people moving around. Then everything happens. Very exciting last quarter that permanently plants Raven's Shadow/Ryan's flag in the Fantasy universe!
Can't wait for book 3! Love this series!
In Shattered, a lot happens, but we really don't get down to any of the meat of the story. It's just another entertaining filler that catches us up on Owen (Atticus' Arc Druid). Don't get me wrong, like Hexed and Tricked, the story is very entertaining, but doesn't really contribute that much to the overall story line.
Still really good and worth a credit/payment.
Blood Song is a true epic. You hate and love Vaelin, which makes him such a great character. But Vaelin isn't the only character you feel this way about. More than half the characters go from being beloved to hated and vice versa throughout the book. Terrible people can be seen as great men/women, Great men/women are easily turned into horrible people. Ryan truly pulls you in and never let go.
My one complaint is with Mr. Brand; whose reading isn't bad, its just similar-monotone-boring. All the characters sound similar and there is more than one time when he uses a normal speaking tone, then follows with "He said in a whisper" or "as he shouted from the roof". Really takes the edge away from some of the lines.
All in all, definitely a great choice!
Theft of swords is broken into 2 separate stories in one book. Story 1 is an instant classic that makes you need to finish the entire series and the prequels. Story 2 is just a filler but Sullivan is such a great writer that he keeps you both interested and entertained! Highly recommended.
Everything you wanted for the ending of this series. Great fight scenes, adventure, sad deaths and happy surprises, and the most important part, explanations, all finish off a fantastic and memorable series.
I don't particularly enjoy reading books where the main character is narrating the story, but if you can work passed that and you're not a sexist, then this is a pretty good book. The story is lacking at times I guess, but the plot is sound. Narration is okay, but nothing great. Wouldn't recommend it, but I also wouldn't stop anybody from trying it.
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