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One of the most uninviting and uninteresting books I have read.
on 11 March 2016
I too found this second book the be a poor shadow of the first. The first I finished in 2 days. This one however has taken me 3 months to plug through, mostly due to lack of any interest in the outcome. The story meanders all over the place, none of the characters have a particularly interesting or memorable presence and, as well as no central storyline, the subplots don't have any particularly coherent story either. I am in fact around 20 pages from the end, this being fewer than 10 minutes reading for me and I really can't be bothered. I may finish it later just to get it out of the way. I also bought the third book at the same time as the first two. I'm dreading starting it now.