Top positive review
Good to a point
Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2019
One thing that has bothered me from the start of the series is that every character has major anger issues and is always in such a bad mood. Waking up, responding, dreaming, suspicious, jealous, thinking, questioning and assuming the worst in everyone's intentions and so very serious. Everything makes them so furious! The is NO humor in this book at all. Every character gets raving mad, or offended, at the drop of a pin and it gets tiresome. The mood needed some lightness after all the violence, evil deeds and torture. Some down time to find a reason to wan to stay in this dismal, evil place. A reason to want to fight for it. Does anyone ever smile or say thank you or have a kind word to speak? Being nice is so VERY un-common. The characters that are supposed to love each other, are at each other's throats half the time and can't figure the other one out. Those in love are insensitive and flat. That these two people are in love, and yet would really treat each other like that, astounds me. Where are the redeeming qualities? I HOPE THIS IS NOT how people in love really act! Men tend to take more cowards roll when it comes to who's right, and in charge and going to get their way. Women tend to be, and feel, more superior and smarter, and at times, are real big bullies, hard hearted and cruel, to those they consider inferior in any way including their own kind. They constantly cut men down making a less respectful roll play between the two. I prefer a more equal respectful interaction finding some redeeming qualities in both. The story has so many characters and sub plots shooting off in all directions, it is hard to keep track of whom will remain important, and who's a passing character. It can be so detailed it's hard to know what you really need to remember and what isn't that important. It's very twisty and over thought with detail that bogs down the story and keeps it from moving forward. Sometimes to much story between switching from one character to another, it's difficult to remember what was happening when you get back to them. Wish there was little more gentleness and beauty in this world and in the hearts of the characters. Everyone is so hard, cruel, sad and miserable. I can't believe there still so many books to read before the ending. It's supposed to get better, but I'm not sure I'll make it at this point. Great story line but too dismal.