I almost gave this book 4 stars. It's not a bad book in itself, but when you take into account that it's a series of four total books; it's not a ser..Show More »ies worth starting. Trust me when I say that's it's not worth the trouble. I got sucked into a decent plot with intriguing characters, only to see the author throw them into a blender by book 3. I'm never much for giving detailed reviews, I just tell a little about what I thought about the book and the author. So I apologize if I'm not more detailed.
In short, I wouldn't recommend this book. Not because it's not a good single book. Because you'll want more and you'll get more with book two (the best out of the series) but then it's over with. It's like the author decided at the last minute to make a two book series into a four book series. And it shows. By the end of the series, your favorite characters change totally and become weird characters that you can no longer understand or relate to.
"The Briar King" is a four star book and I was excited about this book because of the first one. This book started with a really good scene involving..Show More » Zombies. From there it went downhill fast. The rest of the action takes place nonchalantly. There are plenty of monsters and strange characters, but the way they are introduced is boring. You know how some writers such as Stephen King can write about the simplest events and make them exciting and some writers can write about the most exciting events and make them sound boring. GK is the latter. I decided I would listen to 2 hours before giving up. I listen to 2 hours and 7 minutes and decided not to waste anymore of my time. I believe GK has a good imagination, but he needs to team up with someone who can mentor him in the art of writing. The narrator does not help. He has a soft voice, which sounds like he is reading a children's book to children.