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A reasonable read
on 18 December 2016
This is a bit of a difficult book to review for me. There were points in the story when I felt that the pacing was a bit laboured and other times when it fair cantered along. And that meant that I didn't find the story as a whole to be one that I could easily immerse myself in.
That said, it was, at its core, a basically decent plotline. The religious element was interesting and added an extra dimension to the tale, as well as giving several potential bad guys to tilt at.
Erasmus is a bit of a conundrum as a character, as are most of his friends. However I think that the strength of this story is the underlying feeling of increasing helplessness in the face of the influence of Bovind and the Third Wavers.
It's fair to say that there were a few loose ends which for me, weren't dealt with to my complete satisfaction. However, on the whole, it was a reasonable read.
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