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I just wish he had spent more time thinking about the characters and the plot.
It's all about plot and character development, and most of the story moves through dialogue or through reading the characters thoughts.
Unfortunately, this first book in the series is just good enough to make me want to read the next one.
I've read A Shadow in Summer a while ago, once I decided that now that I had learned how consistently great Mr Abraham's writing is, I ought to explore his earlier work. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Traveller
Looking forward to the next one. It sneaked up on me how much I was enjoying this one.
A world of less than perfect heroes
This is not a fantasy novel like Lord of the Rings. It is set in a world similar to Asia. The hero is subtle in his actions except for a couple. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Timothy M. Payne
Beautiful, lush prose and wonderful character development made this a delight to read. I did not find the story compelling, but I kept coming back for the words.Published 3 months ago by Donald Bloom
And that matters more than the star rating. Good characters. Great potential. We'll see where the series goes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kelly West
All of the Long Price Quartet is very different from most Fantasy novels I have read. The main characters have no magic and although the magic of the world plays a major part in... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tocla
I've never really caught on how to do half-star recommendations on Amazon (or even if that's possible). Read morePublished 6 months ago by Douglas J. Bassett
This took me longer than I expected to get into the mythos and world - but it was really gripping and engaging once I did! Grabbing the second book next!Published 6 months ago by P. Jones
Nobody likes it when people who cheat don't get punished. This book revolves around cheaters getting away with their crimes, and also a great lack of magic. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dana Schmitt