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Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis
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May 17, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: sword-and-laser, fantasy, 2010, kindle
Read from May 17 to 23, 2010

Tihs book did not live up to the hype for me. I can't say I didn't like it, exactly, but I sure as hell didn't like it, either. Of my reading group, I seem to be in the minority, which is OK. I think there were a few things working against this book (one item which was unique to me, I'm sure).

1) I personally am not interested in any of the "recent" wars (anything after the US Civil War qualifies as recent in my book), and I strongly prefer stories of OLD wars (mideval times). So I started off on a "bad" foot, not really wanting to read about World War II.

2) I feel like the characters were not well developed. I got no impression why they did many (most) of the things they did. There was definitely some back story missing, which leads me to my third thought...

3) I think he intends to follow this book up with another. He left way too much open at the end, and maybe he intends to go over some of the back story then. This is absolutely unacceptable in my book, even if a book is in a series, it should be a good story on its own, and in my opinion, this wasn't.

At least I didn't spend much money on the book, since I got it on the Kindle.
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