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The final chapter...and it's impossible. (SPOILERS)
on March 31, 2014
So, I read the first novel in this series, Blood of Requiem, and was thoroughly impressed. So obviously, I read books two and three. And it was just...impossible. I say impossible because I could not feasibly understand how the main characters didn't die of exhaustion. Moving here, moving there, pining for freedom...it was exhausting, and not in the good, edge-of-your-seat, Lord of the Rings kind of way. And then there was the villain, who, other than being very one dimensional and creepy, was just too powerful. The beings that he had under his command kept getting more and more formidable, and yet...the good guys still win with a handful of dragons and griffins? Sorry, it was just too unbelievable for me. Yes, you can be arrayed against a huge enemy and still prevail...but...really? I read the description of his army in the last chapters and just rolled my eyes after a certain point. He made the enemy too powerful, and yet also easier to defeat than a stale bagel.
I would say, yes, read Blood of Requiem, but if you don't want to spend the next few days reading the sequels that will honestly destroy the first book for you, just read the synopses.