Seyonne, the slave-turned-hero from Berg's highly acclaimed Transformation, returns to discover the nature of evil - in a "spellbinding" (Romantic Times) epic saga.
©2001 Carol Berg (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
Carol Berg's imagination is incredible. Unfortunately she does not believe her readers have any capacity in this area. The story is marred by being overwritten. Too many metaphors and similes which left me grinding my teeth wishing she'd just get on with it. This fault is especially frustrating in an audible book as you can't skim. Despite this I'll go on to the last of the trilogy as the actual story is captivating. Kevin Stillwell gives a creditable performance.
"Expands storyline from first book."
Carol Berg continues the stories of Seyonne and Aleksander while adding several new and enjoyable characters. Excellent world building skills!
It never gets old. Berg knows how to write a great story full of everything you could want. All the better that it's brought to life so wonderfully.
The biggest problem here is again the interminable suffering of Sayon. He goes through three kinds of hell and we live each moment with him. Not sure how this advances the development of his character or the plot of the story. However, the problem presented to Sayon is profound and requires him to make Hobson's Choices around conflicting morals and beliefs that would drive most humans insane. That he does so and remains sane is part of the remarkable allure of this story.
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