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2.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointing sequel, May 5 2009
I loved the first trilogy (The Prince of Nothing), which featured a very fresh story line and interesting characters. I really wanted to find out more of what happened after the end of the last book. Unfortunately, I found this book to be a let-down. The first 3/4 of the book just seems to be setting the stage for the next books to come. That's fine, but there still needs to be some interesting things happening along the way to keep the reader engaged. I found myself wishing for the book to end about 1/2 way through. I suddenly found that I didn't like the characters that I had really enjoyed in the first trilogy. The characters went from interesting to, somehow, unlikable.
The final 1/4 of the book is very good, once the action begins to pick up. In fact I found the book to be hard to put down towards the end. But unfortunately it took too long to get to that point, and I'm not really looking forward to the sequel very much now. Hopefully the next book can reignite my interest in the series, which is still a fresh take on the fantasy genre.