Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2019
I have been a fan of this series since day one. I've bought every single one of the books. I pre-ordered them once Kindle came out. But this one failed to engage me. There was way too much backstory in the beginning. And it just moved too ponderously. The language didn't have the wonderful complexity and textured nuance that the other books had. It didn't make me happy. I think ending it here is an okay place for me to stop.

Edit: I should add that the cost bears some responsibility for my ending here. Lately I've had to abandon purchasing several beloved authors - ones who have series like this one that I've followed for years - because of the cost. I did not purchase hardcover books before Kindle because I couldn't afford them. Now some Kindle prices are approaching what hardcover books used to cost. If this book had been amazingly good, like the first many books in the series, I might have ignored my irritation over the cost, even though it meant not purchasing other books I wanted, in order to continue the series. Since it is so pricey, and since I didn't care for this book and didn't love the previous one, I'll end it. I'm glad for the years that I had to read the series, because it was really good for many years. If you haven't read the series, I highly recommend doing so, but be aware that this is one series that may not continue to entertain as well after a certain point.
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