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This is Faulty!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-12-2018

The book starts at chapter 7, and once you've reached a certain point it goes back to the beginning and reads it all over again. It is a different narrator from the first book of the Rain Wild Chronicles which is always a little jarring, especially as the third book from the series returns to the original narrator, and then the fourth is another new narrator. I am a little bit put off from all the mouth noises and heavy breathing, which I think is just poor audio editing. As far as the story goes, very heavy on the romance, but understandable when the main cast is mostly teens. The series could have been tightened up in many areas and it suffers from some pacing issues, but as usual, the world is interesting despite the blandness of some of the character plots.

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This series swaps narrators!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-2018

Each of the THREE separate narrators in this four part series has her own strengths. The change is jarring though. I loved this series when I was younger, and it isn't a bad series for those who like a teenage romance. Robin Hobb has a wonderfully descriptive tone, and the world she has created is beautiful. This series is paced very differently from the other books in The Realms of the Elderlings.

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I love this series. Honestly amazing.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-2018

I read this series 6 years ago and it has aged so well. Clear and diverse characters, intrigue and torturous development. Beware, Robin Hobb is not gentle to her protagonist, and your emotions will be affected. A brilliant start to the excellent epic series.