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Byron V. T. Alexander

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Great story concept fallen short

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

Reviewed: 24-12-2020

Just very very immature construction of a story. Formulaic at pouts (not to be unexpected) but no depth to the transitions and characters. Even the blind Bloodhawk knowing that the Ax was glowing seemed “sloppy”. The concept while sound required so much more work. This read like a middling Screenplay rather than Epic Fantasy. I finished the trilogy but fought the urge to give it a miss even through to the end. The Narration was the only somewhat high point. Additionally, the reviews...come on! They are a blow to the credibility of the process, in my opinion.

Transitioned from vibrant story to slow cash cow

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

Reviewed: 29-12-2017

Would you try another book written by Kel Kade or narrated by Nick Podehl?

I would read another book written by Kel Kade, and definitely one narrated by Nick Podehl. The story was on a good track and one can easily lose themselves in the myriad of characters.

Has Legends of Ahn put you off other books in this genre?

No. This is my genre.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Nick Podehl?

Absolutely.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was disappointed. It was like your favourite rock or Indy artist selling out to make money generating pop music. I think an author like Salvatore has made the most of a lingering character with a story to tell, without selling short any chapter in the protagonists life. Same with Rezkin. Figure out how to win the peace without rotting on the throne. Make the characters ongoing struggles enjoyable to the reader. True fans will follow the Rez through the most unbelievable and entertaining of adventures, but don’t string us out in getting to THIS resolution. Robert Jordan did that with “Wheel of Time.” George R. R. did much the same waiting for TV rights, then he brought it to climax. Peter V. Brett extended the trio logo into a 5 book series, but with plenty of dialogue as book 3 was being released. Be creative even as you try to hook a fan base, not just out for bucks.

Any additional comments?

WIthout commentary about planned publishing, I will take the same approach I took with George R. R. and, may he Rest In Peace, Robert Jordan. I will stop buying and not recommend this series until a endpoint is in sight. It served me well in both of those cases. Peter V. Brett kept me on the line as he signalled his intent and therefore I understood when I was expecting resolution, therefore I stayed in the game.