I read the Black Magician's Trilogy and enjoyed it very much. However I fear that in switching to an audio book for the follow up titles I have messe..Show More »d with the pictures and sounds that I developed in my head for this world.
The narration simply did not fit well with my preconceptions of what the story should be about and I found myself being annoyed with the telling of the story.
The writing and story line in this next instalment of the series is not as strong as the first trilogy. Introducing some of the characters sexual preferences has been done rather clumsily and struck me as tokenism.
I will pursue this second trilogy but think I will switch back to the written word to complete the story.
Trudi Canavan once again works her magic in the conclusion of this novel. the only downside i saw with it was everything that happens was to predictab..Show More »le. there was no surprise with her as you finish the trilogy.
her writing was excellent she knew how to keep you listening, and Richard Aspel did a fantastic job performing his reading. the talent was great and skills excellent
i love the whole world created but already we can tell there is another trilogy of another threat of magic yet to come. you know this in book two, yet there is no real hints of it found in this book, no regret no injury. everything just seemed to be book is done everything will be alright. no new challenges or adventures left to go on.