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I'm ashamed to say I couldn't finish it...
on 10 May 2017
I absolutely hate it when I can't finish a book and kick myself for doing so, but I couldn't carry on. I'm a massive reader and lately finding a good new adult fantasy which isn't cliche, is like finding a needle in a haystack (however I do recommend The Summoner by Taran Matharu). Right, back to the book. I got the sample and was so immersed that I thought I'd found a really good book so I brought it after skimming the reviews but I was very disappointed. 35% in and I still have no sympathy for any characters apart from Aaron. Not only that, there are characters that remind me heavily of varis and some others from Game of Thrones and there is the faceless women... I mean COME ON how obvious can you be?
But it's not just that, like I said I'm 35% through and I only have the most basic of plot lines so far and I cannot keep slipping into battle when I don't care what happens to them because of the poor character development.
It's sad that it is poorly written as it has a very promising idea. Maybe if you have never read/watch GoT you may be able to enjoy it...
(It is also written in a very George RR Martin way as there is one chapter for each character and you have to wait several chapters to carry on their story. Personally, I find this very difficult to read.)
SORRY FOR THE LONG REVIEW