Not really a big Koontz fan but I have to say I really enjoyed this story. The characters seemed to more flesh and blood than is typically the case with Koontz stories. The pace of the story was perfect and the conclusion was great. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for good adventure.
One of the best books I've read in years. This is the first Neil Gaiman I read and have since read every one I could get my hands on. Great story, great narration by George Guidall.
Obviously the author put a lot of effort into researching this book and it shows. Problem is the two halves of this story seemed like they were forced to work together not like they were meant to. I really enjoyed the relationship between the priest and the "pilgrims", but the story of the scientist couple seemed like it was stuck on as an afterthought. The scientist couple had the feel of paper dolls on sticks with author hiding below the stage and talking out of the side of his mouth to get their lines in. Zero depth.
It's hard to write a review for this book. In short there are two simultaneous stories here. One of them is good and the other is terrible! If that make any sense.
I've never reviwed a book on Audible untill now but I just can't let this slide. I've tried twice now to listen to this book and cant get passed the first 2 or 3 hours without being torn between laughing out loud feeling insulted. If you can wrap your mind around the concept of a takeover of the world by ren fair junkies spouting elvish to each other, swinging swords and thee and thoing each other all over the place within (acording to the authors timeline) less than 20 years of all our machines breaking down. In which time they have constructed elaborate monarchies and religions fought several wars (and don't forget speaking elvish) and basically reverted to a Dungeons and Dragons version of midieval England maybe just maybe there is a story in there. It's beyond me but good luck!
Sorry for the rant.
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