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More Effort than Expected
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 26, 2022
So the 3 book compendium seemed like the better choice but halfway into book 2 I had to question my reasoning. The first book was a decent read, reasonable world building and acceptable character development. But the second book went a bit off the rails with characters and situations that just seemed a bit outrageous. Fortunately the series returned somewhat in the last book but there were still far more awkwardly constructed sentences than expected from an author who has written as much as Mr Hystad.
Case in point is this weird sentence from the third book which doesn’t say what the author thinks is does:
“He recognized the system and saw the flurry of dots circumventing toward Dutis.” Circulating maybe, but circumventing is not correct.
There were other examples equally obtuse throughout the 3 books. Still I finished and the ending managed to resolve a majority of the story threads.