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This whole series was a waste of my time and money
on 1 August 2017
This whole series was a waste of my time and money. The first 50 pages were refreshing and interesting enough to prompt me to buy the rest of the books. To my dismay, the book(s) took a nose-dive soon enough and became tedious and the story extremely predictable.
The writer has put no effort into visual description of characters and scenes for the most part, so that most of the books is a haze to me (partly because I skimmed over seas upon seas of irrelevant and boring text). The heroes are pretty one-dimensional and goody-good, which will disappoint fans of modern fantasy writing. Everyone is willing to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. Bad guys are predictably bad, and so on.
To make things worse, a couple of steroetypical female seers are also thrown in, serving more as spoilers of major sub-plot outcomes, which kind of makes the point of reading the story moot. There are a few surprises surely, especially near the end, but not enough to overcome the monotony and lack of imagination that dominates the series for the most part.