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This makes me ashamed for my genre of choice
on 17 July 2008
I have to speak up after being flabbergasted at the five star reviews on here.
This is the kind of fantasy that would put someone off the genre forever. Where do I start? The bland, unbelievable and unsympathetic characters? The dreadful plotting? The 'TELL, no showing!' writing style? Good grief.
The writing is littered with pointless repetition and plot threads that wander off, end, and leave you wondering what the point was? And there are very odd (thankfully occasional) sections where he appears to think he's writing a comedy-fantasy - don't worry, these sections are so out-of-sync with the rest, you'll see them coming.
I can't believe there are further books in the series. Avoid! Please!