My retreat from the post-Amazon-apocalypse-GoodReads. My shelves and my reviews, I hope, will find a safe haven here.
I like to read epic fantasy (the bigger, thicker and longer, the better) and science fiction (perfer space operas). I also enjoy the occasional biography or history non-fiction.
Out in the real world, I'm an IT professional in the Legal industry. Tech doesn't scare me or phase me.
I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. I'm not joking. I don't say that often. I consider it a vast improvement over the entire series that it prequels.
Gwen stole the show, and I'm glad she did. I've always wanted to know more about her. Royce was a complete enigma until nearly the end. Even though I knew who he was and what his future held for him, the author nearly had me convinced of his evil nature. Hadrian ... well, Hadrian was Hadrian and I love him dearly.
The author's writing improved in the interim, enough that I can't find anything to complain about, not even the length of time to the release of the second half (in less than a month).
One of the better books I've read this year.
GR Status Updates made while reading:
|08/17||11.0%||"Enjoying this so far. The writing seems a bit more polished or better edited. And I'm liking the idea of meeting Hadrian and Royce again for the first time."|
|08/18||32.0%||"Quibble about autumn leaf colors sparked by this sentence: 'The tunnel of oak, thrashed by another storm, cast a leafy bed of red and gold over the road.' In my experience, oak leaves are never red or gold, they are tan or brown. Red usually comes from maples and gold from poplars or birches."|
|08/19||44.0%||"About time! Hadrian ... Royce. Royce ... Hadrian."|