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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
If you are a fan of Bruce R. Cordell or really like learning about how the Spell Plague altered parts of the realms.
What could Bruce R. Cordell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
I'm about 50 FR books deep. So, when you don't a book you wonder... "is it me or the book?" Bruce spins an interesting story but it gets off to a rocky start with the first 10 chapters flipping back and forth with three different characters (Chapter 1 is for character A, Chapter 2 covers character B etc). This made it really hard to follow what was happening and why. Obviously, the three characters and stories eventually twine together but it's too late.
What does John Pruden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
John Pruden is great. I found this book based off of searching for more FR stuff done by Pruden. His Erevis Cale stuff is amazing.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
The last quarter of the book was the best. More action oriented and the stories finally come together (still confusing but at least all the characters are happening in the same chapters).
Any additional comments?
I can't recommend this book (I was hoping to finish the series but now we'll see). I'm not even sure if Raidon Kane is a good main character because this was just an introduction and it's a hard sell to keep going in the series.
Not mandatory but does help to have some history/knowledge of the spell plague etc.
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