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The Dark Griffin by K.J. Taylor
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Jul 08, 2011

it was ok
Read from June 23 to July 08, 2011

Meh. Grand total of sympathetic characters: a few baby griffins, and the protag's dad. Couldn't manage to give a damn otherwise. Dialogue was pretty bad. Overall it was predictable, frustrating, and rarr. Any points I'd award for dealing with racism and inverting the Chosen One thing are lost for the sin of being predictable. Bah meh hmph etc. Will not be getting the others :c

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Reading Progress

06/23/2011 page 27
7.0% "Oh maaaaan. My third 'meh' in a row. Persisting because of my ridiculous love for talking-animal-companion books."
06/23/2011 page 64
17.0% "Dippy, and some bits are *really* bad. enjoying it in a b-movie sorta way."
06/25/2011 page 100
26.0% "After a dippy beginning it's got some momentum. Some aspects are rather thin, and it's predictable, but still entertaining."
07/07/2011 page 223
58.0% "Meh. Gets points for trying to deal with racism, loses them for being utterly predictable. Gets points for inverting the 'shining chosen one' trope, loses them for lacking sympathetic characters about whom one can give a shit. And the dialogue is often awful. Persevering out of stubbornness."
07/08/2011 page 252
66.0% "Apparently supposed to be the origin for a villain. Failed by having no sympathetic characters other than the baby griffons."

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