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Good story cheapened by the ending,
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This review is from: The Silver Serpent (The Absent Gods Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I have to agree with one of the other reviews, the ending basically ruined the whole story for me.
For the most part, I enjoyed the whole book and the plot and character development, and then suddenly right at the point of pay-off (climax) at the end, everything went crazy - I felt like it cheapened the entire story that came before. This reminded me of playing a video game, working hard to overcome challenges and solve puzzles, and then suddenly giving up by using cheat codes to make yourself all powerful. The game quickly becomes boring because there's no challenge anymore, and there is no longer a connection to the story. I would have preferred a much more subtle and/or better-fitting conclusion.
It was like the whole time the team is struggling to overcome challenges and grow into their roles and specializations, and then it's like BAM, someone entered the god-mode cheat code, everything goes crazy, the main character goes on an acid trip, and we are introduced to a whole new cast of characters... Maybe it is a pet peeve of mine but I hate this kind of all-powerful character transformation out of nowhere, especially when it doesn't fit the character in question. The ending was jarring and seemed to clash with the rest of the story.
I am not sure if I will continue reading this series, based on past experience with this same kind of story aspect, I will not like the future books (e.g. the Mistborn books, the end of the second and into the third book)...