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© Cecilia Dart-Thornton; (P) Books in Motion
The first book was great, the second was OK, the third just felt like nothing happened!
The story constantly gets lost amid ridiculously long descriptions and i found myself not knowing what was happening half the time because of this. The characters have many names and this makes keeping track of them hard. I thought this was the last book but it turns out its the last book (part 1), kind of like what they did with the harry potter books in cinema. So i was a little worried when 5 minutes to the end nothing was being resolved. Nothing is resolved in this book.
Here is a brief synopsis:
- She goes into a forest
- She finds some kind of rope maze and slides down ropes
- She finds a village where every man thinks she is hot
-She meets a man who has trouble walking over small trickles of water
- She leaves and travels far looking for the door
- Then just before she gets to the door her friends get kidnapped
- She travels away from the door looking for her friends
- She makes funny shoes to walk over a hedge maze
- She finds a lava kindgom
- She turns into a swan
She always gets close to finding something plot worthy when she gets distracted right at the last minute and decides to travel 500 miles (as the crow flies) in the other direction. MENTAL. The main character (Imhrien, Rohain, Ashalynn, Taquil) is just annoying me now. It was better when she was a mute.
"To Be Continued"
This is a wonderful trilogy, imaginative, well-narrated and delightful. But be warned, although it does not say so anywhere, this recording, unlike the recordings of Book 1 and Book 2, is incomplete. This is only the first half of the book. It seems the second half isn't out yet. I wouldn't have bought something half done, and have to wait until who knows when to finish it, had I known it was not complete.
Learning the secret to our main characters demise is a bit of a shock, and somewhat disappointing, and funny and familiar all at the same time. I love the way this series is based on true "fairy tales" and myths of English/Irish/Scottish origins. I think that's why I love these books. The ending was, yeah, like, what happened, exactly? But, I believe Dart-Thornton clears up some of the mystery in her afterword in Part II.
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