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A book too far in the series - contains a SPOILER
on 10 January 2014
I should begin by saying that I gather this series is aimed at young adults (AKA teenagers) and I'm 62. I bought The Gates as a Daily Deal and loved it and was delighted to discover it was a trilogy. I didn't like Hell's Bells quite as much owing to the violence (my husband says I'm a wimp and it wasn't violent.) This one though was a struggle to get through. Virtually nothing happened for the first 40% and the new characters we met were rather one dimensional. Samuel's relationship with Lucy grated on me, largely because it reminded me of what a fool I was in the 1960s!
I would have liked a better end for Ba'al, especially when I found out what she had done for the Grand Malevolence.
The end of the book is rather charming, although I doubt many teenage boys would agree with me.