From a High Tower is newest adventure in Mercedes Lackey's Elemental Masters series, featuring a retelling of Rapunzel's not-so-happily-ever-after ending.
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Though the switch to Germany and it's plethora of tales has helped restore the faith in this series I lost when Steadfast came out, there's still something missing. The story is entertaining and the characters are interesting, but the flow is almost too smooth. When the final conflict came it was somewhat predictable, and the only "surprise" at the end was actually rather underwhelming.
Overall, it's worth reading as part of the series. But it's not going to be the book that makes your week, or the one that keeps you awake at night to see how the chapter ends. if you like the series then it's an enjoyable listen to pass the time. Otherwise all that can be said about it is that it's an interesting adaptation of Rapunzel, as well as an interesting look into certain aspects of German culture that aren't often discussed.
From a High Tower isn't an obvious love story. I very much liked the independent, though somewhat unsure, protagonist. Also the old time wild west traveling show was a great addition.
hard to say, it's Rapunzel meets an old west dime novel
Storm Born: Dark Swan, but I much preferred this story. Jennifer Van Dyck is a wonderful voice actress either way
the end scene of Giselle chasing Rosa around in mock anger
If you liked the recent elemental masters book about Rosamund, you'll enjoy this one too, though she isn't as much the star. It's decently written, pretty entertaining, and one of my favourites in this series.
I have been a fan of the Elemental Series since I started reading them and haven't missed one yet. No great words of wisdom from me, just a general like of this book. Performance was good, story was enjoyable, a twist on the Rapunzel theme, and basically recommended for anyone who likes light reading.
I love books, cats & cups of hot coffee, pretty much in that order.
Oh the narrators main voice is fantastic. She cannot switch voices to save her life. I am sure If I read this story myself I'd give it better reviews. I at least enjoyed the story enough to slog through till the end.
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