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5.0 out of 5 stars valerie douglas
i love all valerie douglas' books, especially this trilogy, i was really disapointed to reach the end! for those who don't like fantasy fiction you must read these as the characters are wonderfull and i couldn't put them down, more please!!!!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Convocation of Kings
A disapointing sequel to The coming Storm, which I loved. Far too many grammatical errors and too many "Luvvie Dovie scenes". If the phrases "soul bond/ my one true love/the love of my life" were taken out the book would be 30 pages or so shorter!!
All that said I did finish the book as I wanted an end to the story.
Published on 3 Feb 2012 by kimmy0ne


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2.0 out of 5 stars A Convocation of Kings, 3 Feb 2012
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This review is from: A Convocation of Kings (The Coming Storm Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
A disapointing sequel to The coming Storm, which I loved. Far too many grammatical errors and too many "Luvvie Dovie scenes". If the phrases "soul bond/ my one true love/the love of my life" were taken out the book would be 30 pages or so shorter!!
All that said I did finish the book as I wanted an end to the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars valerie douglas, 4 Sep 2012
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i love all valerie douglas' books, especially this trilogy, i was really disapointed to reach the end! for those who don't like fantasy fiction you must read these as the characters are wonderfull and i couldn't put them down, more please!!!!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 13 Nov 2012
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Let me start by saying that I loved The Coming Storm. It is so rare to find well-plotted fantasy novels, starring a strong female character, that don't focus purely on sex and romance. Unfortunately, A Convocation Of Kings pretty much reverts to type; its as though it was written by a completely different author! Ailith's seemingly-impossible situation is almost miraculously-easily resolved, with the *spoiler alert* Elves (aka the higher beings) realising they were wrong, and the Dwarves (aka the primitive ones) putting her through a painful-but-convenient test that they just happened to have forgotten about in the previous book. She's also (understandably) almost forgotten her name, having been wandering for some many years but in moments everything is restored. Plus her character has changed - she's no longer a feisty woman fighting to do what is right, she's now an endlessly self-sacrificing damsel mooning over her man. And don't get me started on the over-use of "soul-bond"! The character has become almost like a MarySue, miraculous powers, implausibly good even to those who have wronged her, ends up getting absolutely everything she could've wanted and dreamily floating around in the perfect romance. Which she can indulge in even practically on the battlefield!
I really feel like the author sacrificed the wonderful elements of TCS in favour of writing an average (if overly-long for its new genre) fantasy romance. So disappointed, TCS was a fledgling work, but could even have had the potential to progress to a Game Of Thrones level. ACoK is overcomplicated Mills and Boon.

N.B. I know this review is harsh. It's really not THAT bad. The problem is that the first book set such a high standard, that I've automatically been all the more annoyed by the failures of the sequel. Had I been looking for a fantasy romance, or prepared for the drop in quality, I might've been more forgiving.
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