Jez Keighley asked:
Is it me or is this book VERY slow starting? I like the premise of a Victorian heroine adventurer, but the imitation of the Victorian novel went as far as long descriptions of nothing happening. From about page 150 onwards I have enjoyed it, but most of what came before was tedious.
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Nathan Schubert I'm also used to books that start the action on the first page, but with the setting in mind I found myself rather relaxed and appreciative of the pacing. Perhaps Marie plans to speed up the later books as less character exposition is needed.
Suzanne Agreed. I enjoyed the first book more. I did finish this one, but it was more about politics than the dragons. I won't be continuing the series.
Finnigan Pearce-Zuazua yes. I quite like the combination of politics and action, but it does get tedious, since EVERY book starts like that.
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