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The main character is relatable even if his experiences aren't something any of us have dealt with first hand. I love how he confronts each issue and mystery head on while trying to stay on the straight and narrow and protect others. Tal is a likable guy put into some scary and odd situations.
I love the mysteries that this writer weaves. They always keep me wanting more.
I know book boyfriends are usually confined to romance and similar genres, but I really really like Tal. So I definitely claim him as one of my book boyfriends and can't wait to see what happens next in his story! There were a lot of unanswered questions at the end of this book – and while it makes me anxious for the next book it is just a bit annoying. I know this is how writers (of books, tv, and movies keep fans coming back), but it still annoys me a bit. I want to know what happens to Tal!
If you haven't read the first two books you can still enjoy this one. The writer is kind enough (and awesome enough) to include a very short summary of the previous two at the beginning. While it's not enough to really give a new to the series reader the full background it is enough to flesh out just enough details to make this book make sense. For me it served as a refresher for the first two books, because it had been awhile since I read them. It was a much appreciated summary in my case.
Although I do recommend reading the first two as well, because they're just as great as this one. But if you really just want to read this one the writer has made it possible.
Anyways Bill Hiatt, does a good job of upping the ante for the hero, throwing not just a god at Tal, but also a spirit of murder, and a seemingly impossible task, on top of the usual drama of being a magic wielding teenager.
The characters are as usual very vivid. Despite all his problems, Tal doesn't come off as a whiner, or an implacable hero, He has faults like not wanting to forgive Dan his former friend who stole his girlfriend, and you can understand why he'd feel that way. Jimmie, Dan and the other characters while not getting as much detail as Tal, all come across as real, with their own hopes and motivations which nicely don't revolve completely around Tal. They're nicely human.
Everything in the book works, the descriptions are nice, the fights are exciting enough, the problems are challenging without easy answers. The only real problem for me is the cover, the cover is very, very boring, and when I saw it I almost didn't click on the buy button. Please, Bill Hiatt change the cover.
This isn't a page turner, but it's a solid book. So an easy 4 stars.
Hiatt understands the complexities - both positive and negative - of creating a successful series: keep the story flowing but somehow integrate what has happened in earlier books. For starters we now that Taliesin Weaver is different: From Book 2 he told us, `After all, being a reincarnation of the original Taliesin, King Arthur's bard, was hard enough to absorb all by myself, let alone all the other lives I had to deal with and the discover that I could work magic.' Much has passed and Hiatt sums it up concisely: `I'm a bastard for not forgiving Dan. I was single-handedly keeping Jimmie from being at peace, a fact that someone managed to point out virtually every day. I would have forgiven Dan already... if he hadn't so completely ruined my life. I know how melodramatic that sounds, but I promise you, I'm not really a drama king. You be the judge. When Jimmie died, I had been nine and Dan ten, the three of us inseparable. Dan and I had gotten through the loss of Jimmie together, become even more like brothers. Then, after I turned twelve, everybody thought I lost my mind. What really happened was that the witch Ceridwen cast a spell on me that caused me to remember all my previous lives, and it took me some time to pull myself together after that. While I was in the hospital, Dan had convinced my girlfriend, Eva, that I was far worse than I really was, that I would be better off without her, and that her being with me would actually hinder what little chance for recovery I had left. Then, as you might guess, Dan, playing the sympathetic friend, managed to end up with Eva as his girlfriend. At the time, I had no idea why Dan didn't visit me in the hospital, or why he cut me off so completely even after I got out. Nor could I figure out why Eva stopped coming and became evasive. I thought she couldn't handle what had happened to me. What she really couldn't handle was Dan's version of what happened, the idea that she might make my situation worse.'
So here in Book 3 the author offers a plot summary for us: ` Taliesin Weaver faces more challenging mysteries than he has ever dealt with before. Unfortunately, solving them means the difference between life and death--and not just for Tal. He must find out why the spirit of murder is stalking the people of Santa Brigida. He must find out why a war god wants him dead. To keep a powerful enemy from going free, he must find and retrieve an ancient artifact from a realm he did not believe existed, a realm which he cannot enter, and which none of the inhabitants can leave. Along the way he must also try to figure out if one of his friends is really Alexander the Great reincarnated, how someone could be spontaneously resurrected, and whether a madman is really as mad as he seems. As if these mysteries were not enough, Tal must also confront opponents stronger than ever, armies of them...and this time they aren't going to take prisoners. Not only that, but another one of Tal's friends will betray him, and in a way that will make the earlier betrayal seem like an act of kindness.'
Fantasy? Yes, and for those who are unable to dismiss credibility this may be tough going. The book is so well constructed that Hiatt makes fantasy feel real and stepping on the stones across this broad lake of a story becomes enchanting. The reader needs to appreciate this genre to get the full enjoyment from Hiatt's art, and if the theme appeals, reading the other components of this series is recommended. But whether this world of fantasy appeals or not, there is little doubt that this is a writer who is marching toward a certain degree of fame. Grady Harp, November 14
While reading the book the author really does a good job of putting you in the story. I actually became lost many times in the adventure/story line.
I also love the bits of the history lessons in the book (the Greek Gods)
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