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The Born Queen by Greg Keyes
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Dec 10, 2011

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Gosh. What an annoying ending to a really charming and unique quartet. A lot more of this one seemed disjointed. Some of the major plot points needed a little more fleshing out, particularly with regard to the thrones and how one character is actually three people. Very imaginative, I'm sure, but would it really have made the book so much longer if the central conflict were explained a little better?

Still, I have to hand it to the author, unlike a lot of speculative fiction writers, he does an excellent job with his female characters - very three-dimensional, rational, and real. I'm still so totally impressed with that.

Overall, I really liked the series, even if the ending was just so-so. I'm sorry to see it end. I'll probably read more from this author in the future.
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December 10, 2011 – Started Reading
December 10, 2011 – Shelved
December 17, 2011 – Finished Reading

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