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A Trilogy in Four Parts :(,
This review is from: The Last Dark (GOLLANCZ S.F.) (Hardcover)
I read my first Chronicles book in the early 80's and parts one and two are for me still the best fantasy works ever written (personal favourite is The One Tree).
So was hoping that the Final Chronicles would be amazing and in parts they are expect for one blindingly obvious fact - this should have been condensed into a trilogy the same as parts one and two.
IMHO Runes of the Earth and Fatal Revenant were great books and I would have given five stars at this point but Against All Things Ending really disappointed and the series just lost momentum. The Last Dark could have easy been the second part of AATE with some decent editing.
I really hate to mark this down as it's still in parts fantastic but it's obvious a fourth book was created to make money for the publishers and not for plot and narrative reasons.
And the ending - I won't spoil it but I thought it was telegraphed way back and didn't surprise me at all.
In a way glad it's finished as it lost it's way somewhat but still glad I went on the journey and at least have 8 1/2 books that are still worth re-reading.