Top positive review
Good story, great character development, interesting world, but dead ends in a dumb place
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 8, 2021
I like books like this about magic and mysticism, and overall this is an interesting story, and I like the characters and the way you make your opinions of them and then learn more about the backstory and how they came to be as they are. I also found the journey and adventures along the way, and the relationships that developed to be very interesting, but the one thing that will 100% of the time get me to knock of a star is leaving me hanging in a really stupid place without winding down the story at all. I mean, come on, I know the authors need to sell, books, and I'm sure the next two are just as good as this one was, but bring the first adventure to some kind of reasonable close, and then start the next book with a "new" adventure or something. It's like reading a story about a 3-hour drive to this awesome store that you have been longing to go to for years because they have all these cool products and it is really unique looking, and documenting all the scenic things you've seen and experienced along the way, problems you had (maybe the car broke down, or you ran out of gas), and then you get to the place where the store is and the story ends with something like "and Dad flipped on the turn signal to turn into the parking lot." Now to find out anything about the store, what's in it, what it even looks like, etc, you have to buy another book. I want to know more about the store, what it looks like, and what they plan to do, and maybe some teaser stuff BEFORE that part ends, and then maybe the next book is when they go into the store and what happens after that ending with them leaving the store and how they feel about the experience, and then the last book might be about their trip home. That way if I really could care less about their trip home I got to read all the stuff about how they got there and some of how cool it was, and then if I want to learn what they did while they were there that is book 2, and I can skip the trip home. That was my major frustration - otherwise the story is great if you're into that kind of stuff, but I needed at least another 50 pages or so to really push me to WANT to get the next book. I would suggest you read it and at least figure if you are liking it you are going to need at least the next book. I will usually know if I'm buying the next book by the time I'm 3/4 of the way through the one I'm reading!