If you don't like large fantasy novels expertly written, then this is not the book for you
The start is a bit hard to keep up with, becaus..Show More »e from page-one you hit the ground running, there is so much going on and it keeps its momentum through out the book.
I had seen an advertisement for this book saying "if you like Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan you will love this book." I am always skeptical when people say things like that, but in this case it was true. Robert Jordan is dead, Brandon Sanderson completed the wheel of time based off of his notes, (I am a big fan of Brandon Sanderson.) But Melissa McPhail is the closest I have come to experiencing a story that has the feel of The Wheel of Time.
For many years epic fantasy has been a boys club, ( there have been many woman fantasy writers but none of them had the depth or complexity for me to see them as one of the top fantasy writers) I am glad to say this is no longer the case, (in the past for years alone I have gone through about 1000 books, and I have found great female Fiction writers, science fiction writers, but until now I had never found a great female Fantasy author. This series deserves its place in the top 10 if not the top five great epic fantasy series out there.
I read the first book, it was great. A perfect melting pot of dragons, shape shifters, magic, other dimensions, portals, time travel, you name it. The..Show More » reviews for the second book made me a little unsure, but I risked a credit and it paid off !! The second one unravels whole new layers of complexity and it is soundly built on the first book. So Im wondering, did the reviewers writing the negative reviews about romance/sex etc even read the same book?? And with Nick Poedhl narrating, its even more enjoyable. A book credit well spent.
This story is full of philisophical questions as it builds this amazing world, where concepts and ideals become real. I have loved this series since B..Show More »ook 1 and I can't wait for the next one!!!