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Blackdog by K.V. Johansen
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it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy

The first 50 pages of this book really pulled me in: it starts with a great action sequence and an interesting mythology. But after that, it just plodded. The book is called Blackdog, yet pages 100–200 focus on other characters entirely, none of them interesting. There are four different narrative threads through this book, but they don't begin to weave together until the last 100 pages. And despite everything happening slowly, the author's love of commas makes for some very long, dense sentences, as if everything that can be said must be said.

After seeing the book through to its lengthy end, I expected an exciting, dramatic climax. But the final battle is over in a heartbeat, and the repercussions seem trivial and vague, offering little payoff on my investment. I can't recommend this book.
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Reading Progress

April 15, 2013 – Shelved
July 4, 2013 – Started Reading
July 22, 2013 – Shelved as: fantasy
July 22, 2013 – Finished Reading

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