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The journey is enjoyable, but unfortunately falls flat at the end
on August 11, 2012
This is my unpretencious opinion, as an avid fantasy, fiction and occasionally historal book reader, in the hope that it will help readers decide or not to give this book a try. I personnally almost always read reviews before buying a product or in this case, a book.
While the story was intriguing, complex and hinted at mysteries and mystical twists, their themes were not resolved ...leaving the story with many unanswered questions and unresolved plots. I'd even dare to wonder why some of the details were even mentioned if they added no real substance to the story. This could be answered by the assupmtion that the story might have been initially made to involve these themes more, but were in the end left out due to lack of space and/or time ...And that's exactly how the end of the story feels like ..like it's been rushed ...That the author didn't have time to finish it ...that he was rushed by his publisher to complete the book at a certain time and/or wasn't allowed to exceed a certain number of pages. It's unfortunate, because it had a lot of potential and I really enjoyed the journey, expecting the themes that were introduced to be addressed but that didn't happen ..it fell flat, and didn't procure satisfaction at the end of it.
That is why I give it 3 stars.