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The Gifting by Anne Brooke
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really liked it

I really enjoyed this first installment and I'm really looking forward to the second book in the trilogy. The world Anne has created is interesting and I loved the legends and stories that go with it, eg, the different constellations and their meanings.

The only niggle I had was the multiple POVs. This is something I always have mixed feelings about. I love knowing what is going on in eveyrone's head (I am one of nature's nosey parkers!), but usually find it a wrench when the POV is switched to another character as I get very engrossed in that character; however, my problem this time was more that we didn't get long, with a few exceptions, in each character's POV. This made the switch easier as I wasn't so engrossed in that POV when it switched, but I would have liked longer; it felt like I didn't get to know each character as I would have liked. I suppose in the end, I did, but it felt a bit fragmented.

This is a very personal niggle and didn't spoil my overall enjoyment of a very good story. I loved Simon, in particular. He reminded me of Thomas Covenant - almost an anti-hero. A very flawed individual who is his own worst enemy.
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Many thanks, Nithu! So glad you made the connection with the wonderful Thomas C - I really loved him and his books! :))

Anne
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