This book was so unique in style & concept of kept me totally enthralled the whole way through even though not a lot happened really (it was setting u..Show More »p the world & the concept of the series more than it was doing anything else).
I love this series - the characters, the world & the story are amazing & I totally recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy - but this book was paced..Show More » kind of oddly, the whole thing felt like the middle of a book & the character interactions took on a total teen realism, 'Romeo & Juliet' like quality. The drama felt kind of silly in the face of all of what was going on around them. I just hope that a real teenage would ditch the drama in the face of death & saving the world.... Still an amazing read & the drama does make the characters increasingly real, if rather annoying.
While I enjoyed Assassins of Altis more than I did Masters of Marandur, I still found it a little slow in places. If you can push through the slow sec..Show More »tions, though, there's some solid action and interesting revelations in this one. There's also the unwelcome return of the characters' odd habit of stopping for lengthy chats in life-or-death situations, but less so than in book 2.
The world in which these stories are set is really starting to work well. The characters are forming better and the cast of regulars makes the whole ..Show More »thing read better. I'm very glad I persevered and I'm really looking forward to book 5.