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on April 21, 2013
Talk about disappointing. From the author who brought us amazing books like The Shadow of the Wind and The Prisoner of Heaven (also The Angel's Game, which was good but not amazing), there's The Rose of Fire.
Supposedly this short story will explain the origins of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. I was so excited to read it (thanks to Mel @ The Book Musings who told me it existed).
What a disappointment for real. While now I know a little more about the Cemetery of Forgotten books, I don't even care. The information is crap.
Just think about it like this: His 3 Cemetery of Forgotten Books stories are full of intrigue, mystery, and kept me on the edge of my seat. Was there a teensy bit of magic involved? You'll never be sure because it's kept very realistic.
Then you move on to The Rose of Fire. It's a full-on fantasy with a dragon. What is that about? Nothing like the first three novels.
My advice? Check out The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel's Game, and The Prisoner of Heaven and skip skip skip The Rose of Fire.
Have you ever had a book in a series severely disappoint?
Thanks for reading,
Rebecca @ Love at First Book