An interesting setup for a 2nd book..a slow burner
I usually devour most epic fantasy books, funding it hard to stop myself listening/reading and sneaking away to read more. This one tool me alot longe..Show More »r than usual. It was performed very well. The narrator was among the best I've heard but the story (I felt personally) was a little slow in parts. The background info was needed and did enrich the characters and story. I just felt like it had been dragged out at times and could have accomplished more with less. But as I said in the title this book shouldn't be regarded as a complete work, more an intro into a new world, as nothing truly remarkable happens for the majority of the book (there are some exciting parts though ) but it does leave you with quite a few unanswered and exciting questions and revelations which point to a more engrossing second book. I think it was worth persevering and it may be one of those series that start slow but turn out to be amazing. I usually mourn those the hardest as by the time your done you don't want the story to be over! If you have the patience to let it play out and plan to read the whole set of books, then it is definitely worth your time. On its own though you would be left a little frustrated. Clearly a small part of a better whole.
A other great performance by Andrew wincott. I really started to get drawn in this book. Much like the creeping winter in the book this series takes i..Show More »t easy but slowly grows on you. There is a much faster pace to this book the the first and the characters are really starting to gain some depth. Im Really looking forward to seeing what happens in the next installment. There are still many unanswered questions.. As I said these books aren't great on their own and should not be regarded or judged seperately. I can feel that they are just a l parts of an epic whole. If you have patience then read on!
I love this book, although I may have to listen to it twice in order to completely follow the story! Contains everything a good fantasy should have, ..Show More »keeping the listener glued to his/her listening device. As for narration, I cannot praise Andrew Wincott enough! The range of voices he narrates is incredible! He has to be No 1 in the charts for narration! Altogether a very enjoyable listen.