Before the last bit of the book, I would have answered the lack of information given away about the world. Enough detail is given that the world is vi..Show More »vid but the history remains shrouded in mystery throughout the book. But now I think I have to say that it is that I did not predict the ending. It is a rare book that weaves a narrative that can keep you guessing right up until the last few pages without just throwing out a huge twist. So basically I think the storycraft is excellent.
I didn't think there could be - for me, he was the foundations upon which the first book was built, but Wren and Cass truly came into their own in thi..Show More »s sequel.
The author clearly has learnt from the game of thrones formula - build up a few characters throughout the story, kill a couple of your favorites along the way and tease you about the fate of the rest, goading you into buying the next in the series.
I know a number of people did not much care for Morningside Fall (and I would agree that it was the weakest of the three stories) but after reading Da..Show More »wnbreaker, I feel much better about it. Essentially as it was a necessary vehicle to introduce Gamble, Mouse and company. I think that if you liked Three at all, you will get into this with some ease.
This book gives you a bit of a glimpse into the background that many felt the trilogy was lacking. It builds up to a significant ending which I struggled to believe was going to happen with only 2 hours to go.
If I had a criticism, there was too much faffing about at the start of the book and it wound up too quickly, for example, they spend a couple of narration hours escaping a building and running to a shelter but the final showdown is about 30 minutes.
Overall though, I enjoyed this as much as 'Three', I felt the main characters had been richly portrayed and I felt myself rooting for them all. I'm glad I consumed all 3 books and will look out for more Jay Posey in the future.
I really enjoyed the narration from Jeff Daniels, he has joined Sean Barrett at the top of my favourites list.