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Sacrificed Story for Action
on 17 November 2014
I wanted to read this book for a long time. I had it on my wish list and had to finally break down and get it. I was so excited about it, I bought the paperback so I could savor every page. I wasn't as pleased as I thought I would be.
There is a lot of action in this book. The first chapter is a doozy. Excellent writing here and it certainly draws the reader in, but after that there was a fight scene on every other page (probably an exaggeration but there was a lot). So if you like action go for it. But in my opinion the story (the reason you read a book) was lost. The synopsis made me think that there was archaeology involved and I was really excited to know that Gobekli Tepe was in it. But I if it was, I can't remember reading anything about it, in fact I can't remember anything but the fight scenes. No story to share with anyone. Such a missed opportunity. All in all it was a good book, made better because it was a well-written debut novel. But I don't think I'll be reading any of the other books in the series.