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Lacking in passion and excitement
on 6 June 2014
A fantasy novel should have engaging characters, a vivid plot and intelligent world building. Sadly this fails on almost all levels. Interestingly it is not awful, but just fails to engage the reader through it’s somewhat clinical style and an utter lack of passion.
This is a world that appears to be divided into two halves with a cultural and religious divide. There are also unexplored area of the world, presumed empty. A tragic event sets the two nations into conflict and at the same time a great ship is built for exploration. Whether the author is trying too hard or trying to pack too many ideas in, the potential is never delivered.
This is one where it was an effort to get through and I will not be following up on the next instalment.