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Goddess: Book Three of The Percheron Saga Paperback – May 27, 2008
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Ms. McIntosh sets up a story on a grand scale in the first book of the series, "Odalisque," promising political intrigue, war between nations and even a battle among gods. Unfortunately, "Goddess" doesn't really fulfill the promises made in "Odalisque," kind of fizzling out without delivering a properly satisfying ending. The promised battle between god and demon takes place over the course of a couple of pages at the very end of "Goddess," and turns out not to be a battle at all. The promised war between nations is set up fairly early in the second book, "Emissary," but ends almost before it begins. In the end, everything the author builds up to in the first two books turns out to be disappointingly anticlimactic.
Also, much of the series is bogged down by Ms. McIntosh's heavy-handedness with plot and character. Many plot devices to move the story along and keep the reader interested feel transparent and unnatural, just a means to move the story from point A to point B.Read more ›
I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this series, and own (and enjoyed!) all of the books Fiona McIntosh has published. I also enjoyed reading the majority of this book. Nevertheless, I found the ending to this book to be somewhat unsatisfying. The majority of the book leads to a stunning climax and then... it all just stops. The last chapter or two seem rushed, almost as though the word count for the book had been reached and someone had to put an ending into place. There doesn't seem to be much explanation for or introduction to this ending. In other words, I finished the book and said "oh."
I highly recommend the Quickening Trilogy, though, which is comprised of "Myrren's Gift", "Blood and Memory" and "Bridge of Souls".
- Major characters were killed off with little or no explanation.
- The storyline was horribly rushed and condensed.
- No descriptive crafting like the two earlier, and beautifully done, books.
The book should honestly be re-done, and hopefully either split into two books or else one "Battlefield Earth"-length book. It currently just doesn't do justice to the first two books.
Aside from the characters and lack of plot twists, I was the most disappointed with the fact that the book just ended... thats all.... it was just over. I felt like it was rushed in the last couple of chapters. It got to the point where I had to check to make sure there wasn't another book forthcoming. I was not happy with this series at all, but I do still like Fiona.
This story was one book too long. The plot moved slowly. There were flashes of tight characterization and hints of a voluptuous setting, but neither were fully realized.
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