7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Fast and slow,
This review is from: The Kings of Eternity (Kindle Edition)Having seen this recommended in the Financial Times for summer reading I thought I'd take a punt on it, and I wasn't disappointed.
The story is well told, and I enjoyed the narrative device of having two narrators. Thinking back I had no preference for either but as the story switched between them I resumed the relationship easily enough as the main characters are very likeable, possessing the necessary frailties to make them lifelike and realistic.
The story does have a pace to it, but there is an element that it takes a little time to warm up, and whilst that seems contradictory, it is only later on that you can appreciate the background.
Only once or twice does the author seem to 'pull' at a situation rather than let the story tell itself but all in all it is a good read.