The storyline sounded great and Amazon posted an average rating of 4.5, plus I LOVE fantasy novels, so I thought, what could go wrong. About 4 hours i..Show More »n, I realized I just didn't care about this character or what happened to her. She meanders from town to town, and although on her own for years, is so clueless about personal safety, I don't see how she lived 2 weeks on her own. The biggest flaw -- nothing interesting ever happened. I don't understand how a magical, war torn world could be boring, but it was. I decided to give up instead of continuing to plow ahead, hoping I would begin to care.
If the main character had not dropped 30 or so IQ points from the first book. Always making terrible decisions, and seemingly never to learn from them..Show More ». I could only feel that the irrational decisions where made to progress the story in a way so that certain places would be visited. Actually the dimming was not limited to the main character. This probably was the cause for interaction between characters to be continually off balance.