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loved the first book ... but ...
on 12 December 2010
I read and loved 'The White Mare', and really looked forward to this. But I didn't think it lived up to it. Yes, I enjoyed it. Yes, the characterization is good, the writing is lyrical and the plot is tight. But - a bit too much on the 'mythical' and a bit of melodramatic over-written emotion. Some truly touching, lovely scenes and well written battles, but, ultimately, an ending I found deeply unsatisfying.
Worth a read - but whilst I will go back to 'The White Mare', I'm not sure I would go back to this one.