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on 6 May 2014
After having recently read the War of the Ancients trilogy by the same author, I was quite looking forward to delving into this book. I wish I hadn't bothered, to be honest. Any character development of the Aspects in the aforementioned books was quickly destroyed in this one. The Aspects' behaviour was completely out of character, and was, quite frankly, just plain irritating. It didn't really resolve any issues. At the end, it was a 'oh, was that it?' moment about how they became Aspects. I think the most irritating part was the prologue though. The prologue had absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the story! Other than the fact that both contained emo-Aspects, there was no correlation between the two stories. Which is a shame really, as I would have liked to see how the story in the prologue developed - it was a much stronger story, in my opinion.
The overall story was poorly written. On the plus side though, at least he seems to have a better editor, so the number of typos, missing words, extra words, etc was much smaller than in the WotA books.