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The Ambassador's Mission by Trudi Canavan
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Jul 03, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: dnf
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I hate writing poor reviews, but I was very disappointed by this book. The BMT shares joint first place in my top fantasy series, and I was so looking forward to this.

The characters are all flat and insipid - even those who were previously exciting and well fleshed-out; the constant references to the previous trilogy were irritating (I read that trilogy several times already and I read it again before I read this book, I don't need to be told every single thing that happened in it!); the quality of the language itself was poor as well, like it was written for a very young child.

All of the faults I found caused me to give up about two thirds of the way through, something I rarely do. I really wanted it to be good, because I know Canavan is capable wonderful, beautiful things - she is one of my great writing inspirations - so I'll wait for her next series. Perhaps this world is too 'lived in' now, so I'd like to see a book set in a different world; worldbuilding is something she really excels at.
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July 3, 2011 – Shelved
February 25, 2015 – Shelved as: abandoned
March 14, 2017 – Shelved as: dnf

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Hannah Totally agree with this review, I was cleaning out my bookshelf the other day and my sister asked if this book was as good as the BMT and I really didn't have the heart to put her through reading this :s let's have hope for her next series!

Adriana I totally agree with you, but I have this is my first Canavan book, so had no expectations or warm feelings towards her writing, so REALLY found it flat and insipid!

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