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The Shattered Land Audiobook

The Shattered Land: Eberron: Dreaming Dark, Book 2

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Xend’rik. The dark continent. A land of once-proud empires that now lie in ruin. A land shrouded in mystery where monsters and dark powers stalk the jungles, where only the bravest and most foolhardy will venture.

Now a band of war-weary soldiers must brave the depths of Xen’drik in search of an artifact that is the last hope to save one of their own.

©2006 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Simone 11-01-16
    Simone 11-01-16
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    "Better than the previous one, still a bit flawed"
    What did you love best about The Shattered Land?

    The inventive about the fantasy world and the alien landscapes and situations.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It finally ditched the badly written mystery tropes from the previous book for better written ones.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    It's still as stilted as the previous one, but at least each voice is recognisable even without the speaker being called in the script.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    As i listen to stuff while driving (and i do a lot of driving) i would not be able to listen to the whole book. Yes i'm still one of those people that like better to actually read a book when available.


    Any additional comments?

    Far better than the previous one in this series and with interesting situations and characters, it has two main flaws:
    1) characters whining that they do not want mystery. Yes, that's a thing readers probably said of the previous book. No. It should not come out of the mouths of the actual characters in the story every five minutes.
    2) The plot twist at the end. It really, really, REALLY sucks. It's the kind of plot twist pulled out of thin air that does not work on multiple read-th- ... uhm ... listen-through searching for clues.

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    James 12-01-15
    James 12-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Combat heavy fantasy"

    A bit repetitive at times. Protagonists are always ready to fight but succumb to capture when convenient. Story is interesting and will bring me back for the third installment.

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    Joshua mcleansville, NC, United States 06-03-15
    Joshua mcleansville, NC, United States 06-03-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Falls Short of the First Book"

    The first book in this series was captivating with its setting and plot in a word that felt fresh and new. The second book unfortunately loses that sense of grandeur in lieu of telling a simple quest story. Disappointingly the whole book is a quest to heal one of the main characters of a mental illness he received in the first book.

    A lot of this book is an endless series of the characters getting captured at various stages of their journey, then getting saved by some new character that pops up with some new agenda. The characters rarely think things through or prepare, rushing headlong into situations and trusting the wrong people. The main character wakes up over and over again in darkness, trapped in either some mental or physical prison, and trying to escape. It makes the novel very difficult to follow.

    The other subplot of the book revolves around the question of whether the war forged are people or machines, similar to the plots of countless sci fi books about androids ever since Asimov. This book doesn't really add anything new.

    Overall a frustrating book, as it falls far short of the standard set by the first volume.

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