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I would recommend this book to all teenagers, and adults alike. The story is a true Myth ( reaches the soul ) and Isobelle’s imagination is phenomenal. Like all good Fantasy/ Fairy stories what is good and beautiful and what is cruel and ugly is clearly defined and intricately intertwined . It is books like these that teach true morals, and the possibility of strength and of character grown from hardship, and born through Dystopia.
I'm enjoying the series, but I do have a few complaints.
First a compliment. Isobelle Carmody narrates her own story very well, and the plot is quite intriguing and the characters are great.
However, I feel like too much time is spent on over-expounding Elspeth's thoughts, and I find my own thoughts going 'okay okay, I get it, move on!'
I think the story could be told better if it wasn't a first-person narrative, especially since a lot of the action scenes are told to Elspeth by another character, since she wasn't there herself. I think the action scenes would be so much more exciting if we could be there in the narrative rather than receiving a brief (the only time the story actually becomes brief) rundown by a character that was there.
On the whole, I feel like too much text is dedicated to over-explaining things, but I have to remind myself that this is fiction for teenage readers, and I'm reading it as an adult. Even so, I think if I were a teenager reading this I'd be able to make the connections between certain aspects of the story without it being over-explained so much.
One other little thing is that it feels a bit shallow that every character so far in the story who believes in the 'Lud' deity is either a horrible person, a complete nitwit or a repressed and scared peasant who obviously hasn't thought things through properly.
Despite those gripes, I'm still enjoying the series on the whole, perhaps that's why I get so impatient for events to proceed without the main character's soliloquy getting so much in the way.
the best in the series, absolutely loved it, most enthralling of them all. loved it