Top positive review
2021 - Sibling Reading Challenge
Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2021
Not great but much better than what a simple “good” rating would convey. The story is incapable of being considered standalone, and though Salvatore is generally quite capable of creating separately delineated story arcs, and as such a reader must have read enough of the saga before arriving here. Though this may come across as a surprise, given that this is the 11th book in the saga, most story arcs can be tackled separately. Alas, such a power is lost here.
There is significantly more dialogue and intelligent thought put into this novel. In doing so one is able to see the puppeteers movements; even if they are unable to see the fingers moving.
+ intrigue, plot, and an epic conclusion
- silly plot deviations that would otherwise make a story airtight.