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Good, not great, willing to upgrade my sense of the books as it stands right now.
on May 17, 2017
The tale of Anastasia is interesting. I'm about half way through the book and I'm finding that it is not as well written as I thought it might have been. The topics are interesting, yet they don't go into the depth that I would like. It seems to bounce from one high point to the next and never getting into the meat of what is possible. It seems that the book has an agenda with topics that the author wants to hit and then connects them like a string of individual beads; topic highlights. It seems to be struggling to have the author make the points with the author always present. The epitome of how a book such as this might read is The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo. In The Alchemist Coehlo creates the characters and they take on a life of their own and seamlessly create a very compelling story where Coehlo never seems to show up until you finally lay the book down and happen to notice his name on the book's cover. I will continue to read what is left to come. I may upgrade my rating of the book when I'm finished. I do intend to order some of the other eight books in the Anastasia series. The topic interests me and I really would like to see the books come out of the shadows and take on a more rich life of their own and let Megre' step to the limelight.