Top critical review
An enjoyable read
on 19 June 2014
Some nice ideas the idea that the world is ending through as hidden world built on myths and legends isn't unique to here but it's done pretty well. The characters are diverse and that keeps their interactions interesting. Some overly wordy sections but all in all plot, characters and interesting background/ideas pulling on the legends and myths make it a good book.
The ending I think is good and bad. Death followed by instant resurrection cheapens the sacrifice. The fact it builds on prophecy and allows the reader to predict the ending and be challenged its good. The fact the end of the world is NOT stopped and they are all in the open now is the best thing and most likely to keep me reading the series. Definitely a book of the chaotic good persuasion. The author clearly has a message about organised religion and judgements of any kind. Traditional values are not given good treatment so if you don't like that don't read it. The constant references to drugs, smoking, drinking, random open sex, the whole broomstick scene is why I put it as a three not a four. I want more legend and less sixties in my fantasy reading.