Not as great as I'd hoped but still a really good ending to the epic trilogy.
First, it's going to be hard to write this review without spoilers but I'm going to do my best. This book continues to follow the pattern of the previous two books in the series by bouncing from main character to main character to drive the plot forward. As the story is told from each of these character's points of view you learn more and more about that character thus building a rich and detailed picture of just who
At this point I have to talk about the whole trilogy. The first book was really good; the series would have its place among the classic of the genre had the last two been on the same level. Unfortunately the second book was plain boring after ...more
I loved these books! The ending was satisfying... I was scared the author was going to put a major horrible twist with some loved character dying.. but no!
Tawl <3 im glad you got all your heart desired!
I loved how everyone in the books all came together to sort out the problems and that this book was unpredictable, well written and kept me from going to bed at 7 and reading till late into the night... the type of book I carried around with me at all times...
Im sad its over, but it ...more
I was tempted when I put it down to give it a five stars but then I thought a moment and decided that it was a very high four ...more
Needless to say, I'm reminded why I love it so much. It really does engage me in an emotional way that doesn't happen too often. At the same time, I'm also reminded of how much the final book annoys me.
First off, there are a bunch of subplots that are introduced as solely filler. This author gets you to be emotionally involved with the characters, then introduces subplots that you just don't care about. At the end of the day, I ended up ...more
Can't review it in greater detail without giving away spoilers, so I'll just say that the series is a good read. It won't change the way you look at things, it won't make you think too much, and it is lacking in depth, but it's a good ...more
I liked how Jones tied up all the loose ends, But I also felt that they tied up too neatly.
Few things made me feel like I'm watching a movie where everything comes together, just because it had to end.
That said, It was definitely a fun read and I don't mind the fact that I spent last 6 hours doing nothing but reading it.
Master and Fool is the final volume of J.V. Jones's Book of Words trilogy. As is traditional with these sort of things, epic climaxes are reached, daring deeds are undertaken and destinies are fulfilled. However, Jones undertakes these ...more
Writing and world-building were really lazy; there were a lot of ex-machina moments. Also, there were snatches of would-be descriptive writing which just seemed forced and some phrases that kept being used, like "lad" and "aye" by all characters.
The plot was contrived and based around the prophesy and chosen-one trope with no twists ...more
Jones definitely caught her stride in this one. All the threads came together. Made me really wish that the three books were written as just one.
I still can't quite get a finger on why I feel Jones is a good author but not quite one of the greats. Maybe it's the scope of the story. She's not really going for "epic" ... seems to be just going for "fun."
All three books in The Book Of Words Trilogy are #1 national bestsellers, and have been bought for publication in England, Poland, Russia, Germany, France and Holland. Her fifth book, A Cavern of Black Ice, is the first in a new series.