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on 3 October 2010
I am a fan of Chris Kuzneski but this time I feel let down. I just can't get myself to finish the book. It is full of tedious banter between the main characters and little action. Feels like a book written because something had to be written instead of being written through sheer enthusiasm, if that makes any sense. The book is awkward, does not flow well, it misses the imagery that his other books had. I am very sorry to disagree with the other readers who found it gripping from the first page and a real page-turner. To me it is not. And the only reason I am writing this review is because I know Chris can do so much better (as proven by The Plantation, Sign of the Cross and The Lost Throne and even Sword of God despite its rushed ending.)
I will try to finish the book, but my heart isn't in it. Still I did appreciate the humour in the start when the artefact turns to be ... and the shameless but cute plug of the Italian release of The Lost Throne. Who knows, there may be surprises, yet... I hope there are, hence the 3 star rating.