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Volume 1 was amazing... and now... its losing some steam
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2014
My least favorite Prophet volume to date. I appreciate that the overarching storyline is not spoon fed to the reader, but rather released in bits and pieces, as the stories of each John Prohpet are told. I love this aspect of the series although I waited for a while to read volume 3 and it took a while to reorient myself to the plot.
Its just that... volume 1 left me awestruck over the detail of the universe and the mysterious history leading up to the events of the series. Now I feel that the air of mystery is wearing thin and now we are just along for the ride to see how it all plays out. There is not much of a sense of wonderment anymore. Anyway thats just my opinion, and regardless I'll probably continue to read the series. I am still enjoying it, but it might not be as amazing as I had originally hoped.