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Not bad really, but not as good as the earlier books
on 6 November 2000
An enjoyable story, but too predictable. I guess when you come up with a great idea and turn it into a wonderful book like "Wizards First Rule" then the follow ups are harder. The better the follow up the harder the next follow up...
Sadly, this is the follow up that doesn't live up to the previous books. They left you wondering what was actually going to happen, but by this book the suspense just wasn't there in quite the manner we are used to.
That said, it was still enjoyable, and I would rather have a book that does have an proper ending instead of a Robert Jordan epic that seems to have no ending.
The next 2 books in this series are already out, and I will be reading them. I hope the suspense is back.