I was very disappointed with this book and it has nothing to do with the cliff hanger ending.
Overall I loved this book, loved the world, loved the characters, and was impressed with how well thought out and detailed the human/Pegasi interactions were.
McKinley also spends too much time on insignificant details and description and too little on what would actually be compelling.
This was the book that made me stop reading Robin Mckinley. I hated the ending.Published 2 months ago by Kim Humphrey
A good read, as are all by McKinley, but suffers from a cliffhanger ending and the fact that the sequel has not yet been released. (And not even hints of a date to count down to! Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Wright
Ends unexpectedly for the purpose of a sequel... I've never been disappointed with Robin McKinley before, but I can truly say I'm disappointed this time...Published 3 months ago by Angeline Kuh
What the heck kind of ending was that???? The world building is interesting; the upcoming war has potential; but nothing much actually happens in this tome. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Suzanne R. Arnholt
If you don't like cliff hangers, wait to read this. She's working on book 2 & 3 now. I love Robin McKinley and didn't realize this was just part 1 of the story.Published 6 months ago by Kelly
This book stops at the most action intense point, clearly it was meant to be a duet or trilogy but it has been YEARS and a second book still hasn't come out. Read morePublished 6 months ago by CatK2K
Great story filled with detail and one incredible cliff-hanger!!! Would recomend to all fantasy lovers despite the conclusion. Where is part two?!Published 7 months ago by Fantasy Fan
Cannot wait for the sequel! Robin McKinley is a rock star world maker.Published 7 months ago by V. Adams