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Fergus the Great by Daniel Duffield
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it was amazing

I finished this series that I have been reading for a few years now. So I am glad to be able to finish it. I think this book series was a really good start for it being Duffield's first time publishing. I would imagine that trying to get your book out there and read would be tough. I think of how hard it is to get my blog up and going to attract readers and try to get people to discover my blog. It is hard work. So I have no idea how someone would get publicity for their book. My mother knows the author of this book so that is how I was able to come across the book series.

I think what I love most about the book is that I could tell the author really is passionate about the history and story of Fergus the Great. I wish I was more interested in the history of my own people (I am French and German). Duffield takes the time to really do research for his book including a map and a fantastic cover. For a self published author I think these are great details that add to the book. The first and third book covers give nods to each other and I hope in future editions the second book's cover matches too. Interesting fact to those who may not know but Fergus the Great is the father in the Disney movie Brave! Until I read this book I had no idea the Disney character was based off a real person.

This book follows the characters we have come to know throughout the entire series. I loved revisiting them. I was only a little disappointed in the end of the story. I felt like it was left a little too much in the air. The adversary that we were chasing through the whole book goes on his way and we never really find out if they come back, or just stay away and the war is won? I only say that because through out the books these two groups would fight, retreat, fight and retreat so I was unsure if this would happen again. It almost seemed like it was set up for another book in the series though I was pretty sure this was going to be just a trilogy. I looked on the author's site and can't tell if this is the final book in the series or not?

Really this book is fun... the whole series is fun. Yes I do think you can tell reading that the author is new and it's apart of some huge publishing company with tons of editors on staff. The story is engaging and interesting so really in the end that doesn't matter. It makes me wish I had some sort of story inside me waiting to hit the pages. Alas... I have never been a writer.
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Reading Progress

September 17, 2015 – Started Reading
September 17, 2015 – Shelved
September 27, 2015 – Finished Reading

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