Sins of the Fathers: The Complete Trilogy: (An Epic Fantasy Box Set) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B082PRRWNJ
- Publisher : Aethon Books (January 24, 2020)
- Publication date : January 24, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 5341 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 994 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #433,467 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Then read this — a breath of quality fresh air in a sadly-overcrowded genre full of mediocrity.
An original world, an interesting take on magic, and characters that most definitely do not have things go well for them. No deus ex machina here!
Remember... adventure is a word meaning someone else, someplace exotic, having a terrible time.
First of all it appears someone received a THESAURUS for Christmas. What a bunch of pretentious verbiage. "see anyone can do it"
The characters were uninteresting, and unlikable. There was no defined protagonist or villain. Every character was surly and boring. Characters were introduced or eliminated without reason, and didnt advance or help plot progression.
Save yourself some time and tedium. Skip this read.
Finally, the story settles in and starts to get good. By the end of book 1 I'm actually pretty invested in what's going on. I like the idea that the supposedly weak country is run by a group of powerful sorcerers who aren't interested in the monotony of governance and would rather let a puppet empress take care of that.
But book 2 is just so tedious. One character after another is brought more into focus and you can't remember who they are or what the people they are plotting against stand for. None of them are particularly likeable or interesting so they all start to blend. There's a whole second story, introduced in book 1 of Ahkmed, that never goes anywhere. And the original storyline that ended book 1 is just pushed into the background and there's almost no progression in it.
I'm just starting book 3 and I'm just not invested at all. Listening to it on Audible, and finally bumped it up to 1.3x speed to try to get to an interesting part and finally giving it up because I'm not retaining anything anymore. I hope Elgar(not sure of the spelling because I have it on Audible) gets defeated, but I won't be there for it. I'm giving it a 3 because the narrator is really good, and another point because I think there's something interesting there, it's just too tedious for me to get there.
The books are great. The characters are alive, you can understand their motives and actions. The dialogue is clever and funny, the world believable. Some scenes have enough tension and suspense to make you forget you're driving in a small town way above the speed limit (10/10 would do again). Also, I couldn't guess the ending, not even at 90% of the whole trilogy, which is rare for me.
My only minor problem was that the timeline isn't always linear which can make some events confusing if you're only listening and have no way to go back and check some facts.
All in all, it's a solid 5 stars and I'll hunt down any other books from this author.