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A bit on long winded side
on October 25, 2012
I've loved previous versions of the Kane Chronicles however on this third book The Serpent's Shadow, I found Riordan to be a bit long winded and not able to wrap up some the chapters. Often and especially towards the end, I was ready for the chapter to come to a close but instead Riordan felt the need to be very long winded. Also the siblings tugging to regain control of the narrative felt contrite and unnecessary. Maybe younger readers will enjoy it but I often felt like please make the point and move on. Solid but long winded.