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What happened, Mr. Brett???
First, I must say that I have been counting the days (and weeks, and months) until this release. The other two books, I’ve read and listened to MANY times each. I love the characters, the action, the whole concept of the demons and wards. I was even so starved for the story that I listened intently to the Krasian’s stories, rather than just tolerating them as a means to an end (namely, getting back to Cutter’s Hollow).
I’ve sung the praises of these books to anyone who’ll listen.
So when I saw that Audible had The Daylight War nearly two weeks early, I thought either Christmas came late, or there was some mistake.
And then I WISHED it’d been a mistake. Thank God they used Pete Bradbury again, because that’s the only thing that got me through the **tedium** of the first half of the book. The interactions between Arlon and Rena were especially painful. Not only did I feel like I was back in junior high, but Mr. Brett made sure I REALLY understood the point he was trying to convey about Arlon’s new aww shucks, Regular Joe demeanor (another huge disappointment) and Rena’s neediness. Even Leesha’s parts felt weak. There were many things he glossed over (Leesha and the duke), while belaboring the broader points of Arlon’s and Rena’s insipid interactions.
Finally, around the half-way mark, we get some action, and things progress. We have battles, thank the creator. And then, after all that, the book ends with a cliffhanger?! Ugh.
In summary: yes, you should get the book. It’s got some good content, even if it takes its sweet time getting there. But PLEASE don’t judge the series by this book. And, Mr. Brett, PLEASE write the fourth book as well as you wrote the first two.
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IN MY LAND THOSE WHO MEAN NO DISRESPECT, REMEMBER TO SPEAK WITH RESPECT.
A great beginning, with lots of action and setting of mood. As the story continue there were a few moments of excitement and intelligence, but for the most part I needed to drink Cozie to get through it. Lots of talk, with lots of planning and strategy. Brett needs to take his own advice, GREAT THINGS CAN BE FOUND IN SMALL WORDS. I lost patience and interest in what was happening, The demons are no longer scary or unique, there is very little to hold my attention and certainly not for 26 hours. Just as Paul in Dune got boring when he became a worm, The Warded Man is boring as the invincible. The first book gets an A, the second a B+ and this a C. If you like the second book better then the first, then you might like this, if you liked the first book best, this is not going to excite you.
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