Thursday, April 27, 2006
An interesting book with an interesting world that is slightly hard to get into but then becomes an interesting book as it goes on. Setting up Max Silverskin for his quest almost took too long but the pace gets better as he goes along his quest and then it stops.
There's probably a sequel, I don't know if I'm motivated enough to hunt it up. Not that this is a bad book, no, it's just that it wasn't all that special. The world is interesting, where families are associated with metals and some of the minor families have their names because they were marriages between specific houses. A brilliantly concieved world with a lot of interesting issues going on. Very steampunk lite but with a very mythic feel.
If I come across book two in the library I'd consider reading it, but I would have no real enthuaism for the hunt.
I didn't care about the characters, nor did the story of a war of gods being played on a human level move me. It was readable but not memorable.
An interesting exercise in using the viewpoint of the bad guys but it just doesn't seem to work quite right for me.
Not a book to read if you're new to the series because a lot of the events follow on from the previous book. Eric and Magnus are trying to get Magnus free from their parents. Their parents have joined forces with Ace's and things are getting worse whien some of the Unseighle join in.