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A lot of people won't like it!!,
This review is from: The Pillars of Creation (Hardcover)
As any Sci-Fi/Fantasy reader is aware, a book is normally made up of several core characters who each have mini adventures within the book all tying up nicely at the end for a big finale. This book is very different.
The vast majority of the book deals with a very misguided character called Jennsen (another one of Darken Rahl's bastards), who basically believes Richard & Kahlan to be EVIL. The story meanders along for about 450 pages following Jennsens quest to be rid of the "evil" duo, only breaking for the occasional chapter about her psycho half brother Oba.
We are all used to the cliffhanger at the end of a chapter, which then moves on to other character sub plots leaving you tearing your hair out and trying to read as fast as possible to see what happens. The problem with only having 1 main character and plot is that you don't get this at all!!
You find yourself wishing that the dozy cow realised that Richard was a good Lord Rahl, and that he will enter the plot. Be warned, Richard and Kahlan don't appear until you're at least 450 pages in (no matter how hard you wish for them)
The book is still worthy of three stars though if only for the ending, which really keeps you stuck to the book. I only wish that after making such rich characters in all the previous books that we can see more of them in the next one.