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Emperor of Thorns (The Broken Empire, Book 3)
Emperor of Thorns (The Broken Empire, Book 3)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading to finish the story but two dimensional in places and ultimately rather predictable, 6 Jan. 2015
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OK, but the major plot points are very predictable once you have read the first two books. Some interesting ideas, but while the story felt slow and a bit two dimensional the background felt rushed - too much of the "big reveal" was saved for the last book which meant that it never got as fleshed out as it could have been to provide more context and a more satisfying conclusion.

I also don't like how the main protagonist seems to be the only person capable of doing or perceiving the big things. Given that the current era goes back about 1000 years in the book, the notion that Jorg is the first to find or do stuff (repeatedly) starts to wear a bit thin. Having a character who is innately so much better than any other living person just seems a bit lazy and sits at odds with how the rest of the story hangs.


The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastards Book 3)
The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastards Book 3)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent return but interrupted by backstory, 13 Oct. 2013
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I really enjoyed the main plot, a great return for Scott Lynch after far too long an absence, but found the flashback story slow paced and largely unnecessary. I wanted them to be over so I could get back to the much better paced and exciting "present day" story line.

Eagerly waiting for the Thorn of Emberlain.........


Broken Homes (PC Peter Grant Book Book 4)
Broken Homes (PC Peter Grant Book Book 4)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced but getting a little fantastical............., 4 Sept. 2013
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One of the things I liked about these books was the main characters level headed normalness in the face of magic. They responded as people but in this book Peter Grant starts to act like a superhero and supersleuth, which is out of character with his normal police attitude.

Still a very enjoyable read though.


The Eighth Court (The Courts of the Feyre Book 4)
The Eighth Court (The Courts of the Feyre Book 4)
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK but disappointing in the end., 26 July 2013
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Predictable, felt rushed yet still managed to be boring in parts and have a very disappointing end. I read it to complete the series but if this was the first book I would never have read the subsequent ones. I felt it relied too much on set pieces and shock value to provide entertainment rather than telling a story through story lines, creating new environments or character development. Many of the characters responses to events in the book don't feel real or accurate and this made the whole story feel emotionally detached from the events being described.


Speck FitFolio Case for Google Nexus 7 - Black
Speck FitFolio Case for Google Nexus 7 - Black
Offered by Elegant accessories
Price: £9.95

4.0 out of 5 stars better than most of the competition, 5 Feb. 2013
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Case is well made and secure. Clasp closure works well and stops accidental opening. Lid surface that contacts screen never touches the table top so doesn't pick up scratchy debris so I'd much better than many other fold back cases. Have not had any problems with inappropriate sleep activation as reported by some.

My only complaint is that the edges of the case next to the screen are very sharp but this is easily remedied with a bit of emery paper.


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