I just followed the narrator after hearing "the kingkiller chronicles" but this story is not typical. The intrigue and the magical system were phenome..Show More »nal but the depth of character psychological analysis was definitely unexpected but added a new dimension to this epic tale. I am a fan. I love the characters with flaws and all. You won't regret listening to this series
The world is well crafted, and has a sort of primal ferocity that reminds me of game of thrones. But the author makes a few basic mistakes that severe..Show More »ly undercut the value of the series.
First, he's afraid to kill his Main Characters. Even with all the blood and guts and sex and death, the main characters get out of every situation without a scratch, sometimes with the plot going to ridiculous lengths to protect them. They also seem to be immune to guilt, and almost every single one of them has murdered at least one person in cold blood, then apparently forgotten about it.
Less importantly, The magic system is terribly designed. The way its constructed, it can do virtually anything. Even if, by the strictest sense, something falls outside one of the sixteen schools of study there's an easy fix- just mix a few random schools that are slightly related, and it suddenly works. Which wouldn't be a problem, except its such a magically driven series. Causes dozens of minor plot holes.
On the hole, it was good, but nothing new. Game of thrones and wheel of time have a baby, which then only inherits only their more mediocre aspects. I expected more: The series feels like it has a Lot of potential, but its three books in and still delivering mediocrity.
I've been waiting for this book to be released since March after I finish the first 3 books of the Moontide Quartet. I cannot recommend the series eno..Show More »ugh. Its the ultimate epic fantasy that has the perfect mix of adventure, mystery and intrigue with strong characters that suck you in to a masterfully depicted world that the author has created. On top of the great story, Nick Podehl brings the characters to life with his phenomenal performance. I couldn't stop listening to all four books. You will not be disappointed.