I want to like the Tribe of One series, I really do. The concept of multiple personalities and how they interact with one another is terrific. You can also tell that Simon Hawke lives in the Arizona desert, he captivates the beauty of the desert so well in his writing. The plot was a good, solid premise. And that's where my liking of this series ends. The heroic characters are just UNGODLY POWERFUL! Never once do I feel they are in danger. Several times I wanted to throw my book in disgust because the author throws scary insurmountable foes at the main characters but then the two heroes (Sorak and Ryana) dispatch them with such ridiculous ease. After the second or third fight it becomes about as enjoyable as reading about a child stepping on ants.
The main character Sorak is just Superman with a sword and no one he faces has Krptonite, Ryana is a souped up Wonder Woman. Together they are unstoppable, separate Sorak is still unstoppable but Ryana might get a few bruises.
I truly believe that Simon Hawke read the Drizzt books by R.A. Salvatore and in a fit of sword fighter envy declared "I'm going to create a character that could kill 100 Drizzt Do'Urdens with one hand tied behind his back!". It's bad enough that the Drizzt books become boring and predictable simply because there is no fear of Drizzt losing but Simon Hawke's character, Sorak, becomes even MORE boring and predictable before the first book even ends! By the time you finish the second book you are wondering why you are reading this series and are likely thinking 'I don't need to read the third book, I already Sorak can't lose even if he faced TEN Dragons!
Sorry Simon Hawke, go back and rewrite this with more believable heroic characters and you will get 4-5 stars from me.
If you like it when you characters can mow down any and all opposition without breaking a sweat then I guess these books are for you.