I basically had the same complaints with this book as the first one: too much romance and not enough plot. I'm also having a really hard time connecting to the characters, and I'm not finding myself invested in them and what happens to them.
Totally underwhelming; it felt like things were dragged out and that this book served as an intro to the real story. We didn’t really get much in the way of plot, and what advancement we did get was spaced out way too much.
I’m so sad that I’ve finally come to the end! This was definitely my favorite of all three books in the series, and it tied everything together perfectly.
Everything that happened in the plot was just bizarre enough to make sense while constantly throwing things at you from left field. You never knew if a moment was just something said or done in passing, or if it would really matter later on in the story.
I was on the fence about this series due to the mixed reviews, so when I found myself addicted and binge watching the SciFi Channel version, I decided that I’d finish out the show and then read the books. I really enjoyed watching the show, and I had just as much fun reading the first book.
This was an amazing finale and the thing that brought these books from mid-level to top tier when it comes to series I’ve read. This was the first book in a couple of months that brought tears to my eyes, and I was a total mess by the end.
When the novel first started I was beginning to get nervous that it would be too much like the first book, and that the plot would start to drag. Luckily, the author decided to change it up a little bit and add a new perspective from inside the palace.
The author created a world that had a western/gunslinger feel, while at the same time incorporating Middle Eastern influences, and I really enjoyed what the resulting world ended up as. People carrying scimitars and wearing khalats while saying things like “I reckon” makes for a really interesting setting. It definitely stands apart from a lot of the books in this genre in a few ways.