Really enjoyed the story and performance. Characters well crafted and story is promising. Easy listen with good narration. I'm excited to see what els..Show More »e is in store. Only criticism is maybe that there was a whole lot of scene setting and not a great deal happened, having said that I was gripped by the story and like the direction it takes. There is some conclusion which makes the end satisfying but leaves enough doors open to make me want to read more. A really good start in my opinion. Bring on the providence of fire!
I did and wasn't satisfied, so returned it. I think we live in an age where it is fashionable to make conflicted heroes/heroines/villains... Unfortu..Show More »nately most authors mistake conflicted, for contradictory or contrary. You end up with a selection of character paths that make no sense. Brian Staveley produces teen fantasy fiction, he's not George Orwell.
The first book was good. The main two male characters were interesting. One a badass, the other a unpr..Show More »edictable. The female boring and felt very pointless. In general, a great storyline and told very well.
Then the second book brought the boring female character into herself. Helping the reader understand why she was in the first. Making the 'badass' brother annoying and the munk more intriguing.
And the third book finished the whole story amazingly. All three characters, plus a new one added too a forever growing story that became more and more intense. The author showed a skill few can.