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Intriguing Start to the series....,
This review is from: King's Dragon (Crown of Stars, Book 1) (Paperback)
....But room (rather no room) for improvement.
What I mean by that is this book (and series) on a whole is very good, the two protagonists Liath and Alain, and the secondary characters weave and intertwine throughout the books to create an intricate and detailed story. However there comes a point when all the detail is adding too much unnecessary filling which is getting in the way. I sometimes found myself reading a chapter and thinking, out of the 20-30 pages all I needed to know to move the story on was that one paragraph in the middle. I understand that setting the scene is an integral part of storytelling but at times it just seemed over the top.
A good start to a series which builds as it goes, but be prepared to invest some time getting to the heart of it. (***1/2)