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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but..., 20 Aug 2006
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This review is from: Last Of The Wilds: Book 2 of the Age of the Five (Hardcover)
This book was an fasinating read and well worth the wait. It was written excellently and the concepts behind the various use of magic were well explored. We see more from the Pentadrians' point of view and way of life and learn a lot more about the various characters that make up the White, the Wilds and the Elai as well as learning more about the Gods. I found the constant shift of viewpoint distracting and slightly annoying. I can see some of it necessary, but wonder whether some of it was just to fill out the book (I agree that it feels like half a book). I also feel that there are too many sub-plots - too much things going on, but am unable to decide if they're necessary yet because they may prove to be in relation to the final installment. The Last of Wilds feels like its setting us up for something significant in the final book and because of that nothing significant happens in this one (actually ONE significant thing takes place in this one at the end, but not compared to the events in the first book). We learn a lot, no doubt, but there wasn't a particularly satisfied feeling upon finishing it. More of burning desire to read the next one, which is the point I suppose! A very, very good read though. I would definately recommend this trilogy - just dont start reading until all books have been published!
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