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A Sword From Red Ice: Book 3 of the Sword of Shadows Kindle Edition
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I have a great fondness for Vaylo Bludd, but once again, I felt that his story, although building his character up, was very long winded. I think this book could have been half the length without actually losing any of the story. Unlike the previous two books, this one seemed to go into a lot more detail of what each character could see in their surroundings and that turned into long winded descriptions at times which I felt were un-necessary to be honest. I did find myself skim reading a lot through this book, which I hadn't done in the previous two books and when I finished the book, my husband had a good laugh at me wandering around complaining that it didn't wrap things up, in fact, I found the ending very lame.
Do I want to read the next book if and when it is published? I'm not sure that I can read through another book of meandering... and as previously mentioned in another review.. there were a lot of typo's and mis-naming characters throughout this book.
And before I launch into an actual review, the edition had LOTS of typos - alot of 'though' when it should be 'thought' and twice the name Raif was written when it should have been Bram. Who got that mixed up?
Generally the book is well written, I mean it's J.V. Jones. I was slightly disappointed to know that this wasn't the end of the series but that there would be more. I don't look forward to the wait.
The characters are always written immensely well. I found myself always drawn into Raif, Raina and Vaylo's stories. However, I found it - dare I say it - a little boring at times. One character is literally floating down a river the whole time her story is covered. The last two hundred pages where all the characters strands are wrapped before the end is the real meat I was waiting for to sink my teeth in. Otherwise I felt rather hungry and empty.
J.V. Jones still describes her world in stunning detail but I think that I must be growing impatient because for the first time I found myself skipping/skim reading parts.
I will stay loyal to this series because development with Raif and Raina is brilliant, as well as Bram, Vaylo, even Angus. It's enjoyable but still doesn't measure to the wonder that was 'A Cavern' nor quite as engaging as 'A Fortress.' I hope the next installment has some real juicy developments. The way J.V. Jones has spun this tale, I'm sure I won't be disappointed. You still have to read this book if you enjoy her writing and have liked the series so far.
You get halfway through and realise the plot isn't really going anywhere... Start to wonder how on earth this is all going to be tied up in the remaining pages. Slowly suspicion sets in, and you reluctantly turn to the back, just to check. And there it is. "To be continued".
I can't tell you how fed up I am with this new fashion of short selling readers who are expecting a trilogy. The dollar signs must be gleaming in the publisher's eyes. They hook us in, whet our appetites, and then at the end serve us up a spun-out, flabby, unnecessary extra book (or if we're really unlucky two, three extra).
This is happening more and more lately, and I would like to say STOP. You are spoiling the books and alienating your readers.
I don't know if I will bother to read anything further by this author. Which is a shame, because she used to be really good.
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