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An epic fantasy tale where loved characters can die
on 1 January 2017
An epic fantasy tale where loved characters can die. I enjoyed this story and its twists around the idea of a clueless King and an overzealous Prince. I think the main characters were realistic and sympathetic to the audience. My one criticism was that by the end we were losing a sense of scale. Everything had become so big and affected so many people that people died and were thrown aside as if by a hand of God. By the end, we were missing the close lens of pain which was so key to making the early chapters something special. There were close ups of loved characters in pain in the closing chapters, but the numbers of dead were not zoomed in upon as much.
I wonder what future books could add to the series rather than more of the same and think more could have been added to make this clearer. What kind of fight can we expect in coming books? As it is, I think the first book has satisfied me and I won't read on. I'm hovering around 3.5 stars for my overall rating.