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The Order of the Scales by Stephen Deas
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011_release_read, genre-fantasy, read_2011

The sort of (since there will definitely more in the storyline here) ending of the trilogy started in the superb The Adamantine Palace was a book that moved fast, ended the general storyline started in the debut though there is much more to come and had a few twists and turns; I kept turning the pages and generally let the novel flow so I finished it fast

What I loved about the novel and the series overall is the "take no prisoners" attitude of the author and the fast paced narration; in this book like in book 1 it was almost breathless and things happened and happened and happened; at 300+ pages I would say the narrative content is equal if not higher than in something like the 1000 page Way of Kings

Now of course this has some drawbacks too since the characters flash and go and while the main ones have clear personalities, others are just place holders, the world is sketched (well)... To be honest something in-between like the 500+ page Dragon's Path which also has the same kind of narrative content works better overall for me, especially once the novelty of the debut wore off, but still I loved the book and I am in for the duration
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message 1: by Mihir (new)

Mihir Hey Liviu

Looking forward to see your thoughts on this one.

message 2: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Deas The ending is the ending it was always going to have, with or without more books to follow up. Working on the fifth book now :-)

message 3: by Search (new)

Search I have'nt yet read this series, but I agree that it requires something like 500 or above pages to reach major league status. A lower page count mostly turns into stuffing a lot of detail into too little space and much loss in potential.

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