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Beautiful set, good story
on 25 July 2017
This is a beautiful edition of the books. Red hardback, Well bound with a gold page marker and a very pretty dust jacket. I never read these books as a child, and received this book as a gift last year.
I have to say, despite being an avid reader if fantasy, I found the story far fetched and struggled throughout all of the books to see where it was going and felt it lacked a bit of scene setting, although it was enjoyable enough for me to keep reading, sometimes switching to audiobook to plough through.
Particularly at the end of the first book, I was completely surprised by the ending, and a little confused.
Having just finished it though, all becomes clear in the end, and what an ending it is! I didn't really think I cared about the characters too much, feeling a little sceptical and disengaged with the story, yet having just read the last few chapters having to pause periodically to let some sobs out and grab some tissues, I see the mastery now in the subtle creation of character depth. Well worth reading to the end.