Top positive review
Read the next books in the series straight away
20 July 2017
I see there have been a few negative reviews of this one...well fair enough, everyone's entitled to their opinion, but I liked it. I bought this one at a special offer price in one of Amazon's monthly promotions, intending to read this and go no further - cash is a bit tight at the moment! Within minutes of finishing this one I'd bought the next in the series (The Unmaking Engine) and as soon as I finished that I bought book three (the Seventeenth Year). I've signed up for the author's e-newsletter and will buy book four after pay day.
As for the story, the plot moves along at a good pace, with some interesting characters and I warmed to Seb Varden straight away. Of course there are some predictable bits but there are plenty of surprising twists as well, and the bit at the end - the answer to the question "how did he achieve that" - had me completely wrong-footed. The plot is never slow, and the storyline progresses well into the next books.