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I hate it when a book is part of a set ...
on 14 February 2016
For me this book should have been a five star book, if only it wasn't for the end. I hate it when a book is part of a set amount of books, like a trilogy, and it ends on a cliff hanger! Its sooooo rude, frustrating, annoying and makes me stamp my feet in anger cause I just want to know what happens without having to wait for more!
The Hounds of Avalon carries on the theme of the end of the world is nigh and the only hope lies with the 5 brothers and sisters of dragons. This book carries on with all the suspense, drama, highs and lows that the first two books have made you come to expect. This book doesn't disappoint in that respects. Mark Chadbourn can certainly make you feel like the rest of your life will wait while you just read one more chapter, followed by another, and another until half the day as gone and you find that you haven't gotten out of bed yet!
The Five are all having to deal with their own personal demons and problems all the while stumbling toward a collision with the powers that causing all the problems for the entire world. The monsters are getting scarier, the hero's more wearier and the betrayals deeper. Some characters for the original 'Age of Misrule' trilogy make a welcome appearance.
Overall this book, and the entire series ticked almost all the boxes for me in terms of building an amazing world with characters that are believable and a story line that takes over my thoughts for the duration of the time that I am reading. But as you can guess the end was a problem for me. But I guess only in the fact I now need to read more books before I find out the ultimate end to the quest to save the world.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone that loves fantasy. But with the caution of having the next set of books ready to go at the end.