©2004 Trudi Canavan; (P)2007 Hachette Audio
"A wonderfully and meticulously detailed world, and an edge-of-the-seat plot, this book is a must for lovers of good fantasy." (Jennifer Fallon)
I enjoyed the previous two volumes in this trilogy a lot, but this final volume is absolutely gripping. Some excellent plot twists, a bravura ending, I really couldn't stop listening to this.
The density of plot in this final volume means that in some ways I would have preferred an unabridged version (at time of writing, not currently available on Audible) but after sampling both Richard Aspel's accented narration of the unabridged volumes and Kellie Bright/Samantha Bond's narration of the abridged editions I definitely preferred the latter.
I'm new to Trudi Canavan but will definitely be moving on to her next trilogy.This one has been one of my best Audible purchases.
I had high hopes for this as a friend recommended it. I found the writing style to be very grating, I lost count of how many times Akarin's lip "curled" - it honestly must have mentioned his curly lip in every chapter!!! It put me off and just made me feel like the book was lacking as the same descriptions were used repetitively.
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