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not the strongest title in this sequence
on 19 October 2014
This has mostly been an enjoyable sequence of books, but with this title it is showing signs of running out of steam. The focus is narrower in terms of place and character and the change from authors plural to author singular has reduced the complexity of the storytelling, which for me was one of the things which was interesting about this sequence in the first place. The end is all rather anti-climatic, given that it has taken 4 books to get there, and seems to pull away from a more overt element of the fantastic which it had been building towards.