7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
enjoyed but wanted it to be better,
This review is from: Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen) (Hardcover)
The first thing to mention about this book is the amazingly attractive cover. This automatically draws the reader in, not letting on what the book is about.
We are also greeted with a map of the different regions mentioned within the story, and believe me, you are going to need it! there are many names thrown around during the book that sometimes I found it hard to keep track.
Another point about there being so many places and also characters is that some characters barely have a chapter in the book....meaning that i have to try and find thier previous chapter to remember what had happened with them. I also found the character Veradis quite boring...not looking forward to his chapters.
For me the best storyline came from Corban and when he had to say goodbye to the wolven I found this a very emotional scene. I like this point as it demonstrates that the author has managed to create a connection from the reader to the character. I enjoyed reading Cywen's chapters also as these linked closely to Corban. It was very interesting to read about the amount of growth he went through in such a short period of time.
Normally i do like a little bit of romance in my stories, yet this had very VERY little, but to be honest the plot didnt need it. There were subtle hints with Corban's sister and character and that was enough for me. I think that if a love story had been thrown in it would have been too much and taken away from an already quite complex plot.
I would say read this book BUT do not do it lightly. This is one that takes a while for your head to get around but once it does it is really quite good. I would like to give it 3.5 stars rather than 3 as it is worth more than 3 stars but found i would be pushing it to give it 4.
Happy Reading Folks :)