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The Ragged Man by Tom Lloyd
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Oct 06, 11

bookshelves: 2011, het, in-english, fantasy, work-translations
Read from July 08 to October 06, 2011

So much potential - and most of it wasted. Instead of focusing on a handful of characters in-depth, the author uses dozens of them and barely touches upon them, mostly he just introduces them and hints at their greatness only to kill them off or let them fall aside, forgotten - General Lahk's twin brother? Also, it felt like there were chunks of the book missing: in one chapter, Doranei and his men were surrounded and facing certain annihilation, several chapters later, he was all safe and sound, attending his king a kingdom away - what happened? How was he saved?

I really like most of the characters - Isak Stormcaller, Mihn, king Emin, Vesna, Legana, even Kastan Styrax. But four books in, I still feel like I don't really know any of them...

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Reading Progress

07/11/2011 page 20
09/19/2011 page 269
58.0% "I'm getting tired of the bad guys winning at everything. It's getting boring. The good guys lose and lose and lose and die and die and die and nothing comes out of it. There needs to be a pay off soon because I'm getting really irritated with the book."
09/20/2011 page 287
62.0% "I'm getting really tired of Azaer's omnipotence!"
09/21/2011 page 306
66.0% "And another good guy bites the dust. With a bunch of other people."
09/24/2011 page 340
73.0% "So, more killing?"
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