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Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,565 - Total Helpful Votes: 108 of 121
Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix
Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix
This is the only time I have ever had periods of boredom whilst reading Garth Nix. When I think of the quality of works like the Abhorsen Trilogy and Even the Keys to the Kingdom I did feel it was not up to the usual very high standard. The other books I would read again, I doubt very much if I will read this one again. The concept of the story was interesting but the lead female character was not very believable (whereas Lirael is totally believable) and I lost patience with her judgemental character. However I thoroughly enjoyed Fire above and Fire below, it's just this book (Newt's Emerald) of his recent work that annoyed me.
The Journey to Filanthi by David Hatherley
The Journey to Filanthi by David Hatherley
I bought this book early 2014 knowing I had booked a week in Stoupa early May. It was wonderful to recognise many of the places referred to in the book both in Stoupa and in Ag Nik. Well worth reading
The Well of Tears (The Dream Stewards) by Roberta Trahan
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting New series, 18 May 2014
Absorbing and well written. The only thing I don't like is when the author leaves you hanging and switches to "another part of the castle" or "meanwhile, back in the forest" and by the way, the author does not use these cliched words, I'm just using them to convey what I mean. For me, when the scene switch occurs, I whizz forward until I find the next chapter that deals with the characters I've just read about and then go back and finish the other thread of the story. Other than that I found the story enjoyable. There is a familiarity about the work probably conveyed by her own declaration of her influences (Mary Stewart) etc that makes it easy to read. Looking forward… Read more