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on 22 August 2009
After thoroughly enjoying the first two books in this series, I have to say that I felt sorely let down by A Sword From Red Ice. The book seemed to meander from one lenghty character journey to the next. There was a lot of wandering around looking for things and not an awful lot of action. I also felt it a bit predictable although with only a third left of the book, thinking it was a trilogy, I knew it wasn't going to wrap things up for each character.
I have a great fondness for Vaylo Bludd, but once again, I felt that his story, although building his character up, was very long winded. I think this book could have been half the length without actually losing any of the story. Unlike the previous two books, this one seemed to go into a lot more detail of what each character could see in their surroundings and that turned into long winded descriptions at times which I felt were un-necessary to be honest. I did find myself skim reading a lot through this book, which I hadn't done in the previous two books and when I finished the book, my husband had a good laugh at me wandering around complaining that it didn't wrap things up, in fact, I found the ending very lame.
Do I want to read the next book if and when it is published? I'm not sure that I can read through another book of meandering... and as previously mentioned in another review.. there were a lot of typo's and mis-naming characters throughout this book.