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The story is good, and this was a good continuation to the first book, but i feel the author is just draaawing out the story. He writes well and all, but it's like he just figured out he struck gold and won't let it go. The abrupt ending on a new development and the "oh wait there's one more book coming"... This was just half a book, and i feel the story could have been nicely ended if the book was closer in length to the first. The main line of the plot, the scrolls and their meaning, is done. There is no logical need to put another book in this story. Just start another story in the same universe... This just reminds me of certain Wheel of time books: why close the story neatly in this book when you can drag it on to sell 3 more mediocre books?! It really seems like a last moment spin off to get more sales. The author seems talented, i'm sure he has more than just one story in him, so how about ending neatly and starting on something else. If he goes on like this we'll have another endless cycle of mediocre books written in the spirit of "oh and now we have to see what x did in the mean time, while generating another few loose ends to which i can come back in other books so i get more sales".
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An excellent writer, his command of the written word is masterful. ... very well narrated, kept all of the characters alive.
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