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The Iron Tree by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
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Dec 03, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy

This is a tough one. I was frustrated because this author was compared to Tolkein so it caught my eye. I would never compare this author to Tolkein, ever. This made me angry actually she's far from Tolkein.

This book was extremely slow. I was compelled to finish the story though. She was way too descriptive without holding my interest. Her use of the English language was a bit bizarre as well and instead of being poetic, it was more unlevel and weird.

I had a hard time connecting to the characters as well.

I do not know if I will continue this series which rarely happens to me. If the reviews of the next books in this series are better, I may look into finding out what happens next. Otherwise there are a few hundred more books I'd rather read.

This author also wrote a different series before this one. I may give this series a try before finishing the Crowthistle series. If I cannot get into the other series and have the same problems as I had with this book, I will stop reading this author.


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Reading Progress

December 3, 2008 – Shelved
February 17, 2011 – Started Reading
February 24, 2011 –
page 221
March 3, 2011 – Finished Reading
March 4, 2011 – Shelved as: fantasy

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