Kate Bishop is in a world of trouble. In the wake of several inexplicable and brutal murders, Kate is thrust into a police inquiry that reveals shocking family secrets. Suddenly exposed to a shadowy network of global evil, her life takes a dramatic turn with the arrival of Jack Raines, an author with a mysterious past who says he has the answers to her questions. What's more, he suggests that Kate herself might be the solution.
Would you try another book from Terry Goodkind and/or Elisabeth Rodgers?
Since Terry Goodkind typically writes in a different genre, I'd probably try out one of his other books since I've heard they might be okay, and yes Elisabeth Rodgers did a fine job as a narrator, an excellent job in fact, I just can't stand how this book was written.
Has Nest turned you off from other books in this genre?
No, I've read/listened to other books in this genre that are quite interesting.
Which scene was your favorite?
Well, there are like 3 scenes in the book, all of which are 2-4 hour dialogues between two characters explaining how the world is a terrible place and becoming more infested with evil and bad guys...except studies show that crime is at an all time low unless you are speaking about very specific areas of the world. Good grief.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Nest?
Let me count the ways...
Any additional comments?
This book is just too black and white for my taste. Sometimes black and white works for sci-fi or fantasy, but when you are talking about the present day, it's just hard to swallow. He writes as if everyone hates the police, crime is on the rise, and you are either evil or not. Also, apparently you can't explain to the police that some guy was trying to murder you so in self defense you attacked and they died. Nope, they wouldn't understand that at all. You'd get caught up too long in the system, more people are coming after you. The majority of the book is two characters at any given time discussing the world becoming more infested with evil. Hardly anything happens at any given moment.
This book just felt like Terry Goodkind ranting about how the world is falling apart, and it definitely did not resonate with me. I couldn't finish it. I just couldn't it was too poorly written for me deal with.
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Can the Crystal Shard be destroyed at last? Drizzt is determined to destroy the evil Crystal Shard, and seeks out the help of the scholar-priest Cadderly. But instead, his worst fears are realized, and Crenshinibon falls into the hands of the dark elf mercenary Jarlaxle and his unlikely ally Artemis Entreri.
What did you love best about The Silent Blade?
I love the Drizzt novels and have recently been following them, and I'm glad I can keep going.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The author seems to bring up the same character battle, the same evil entity in several books now. I love Artemis' storyline, but would have loved him to chill out needing to battle Drizzt several books ago. Also I'm tired of hearing about the Crystal Shard. I'm ready for some new things and this book just felt like one that was done with the same old plot point. Although I will admit I like how it ended and I also love Jarlaxle and his new role.