This is hands down the worst book I ever read in my life. The first 15% was good and had promise then it fizzled out. I plan on reading the series anyway to see if there is any storyline improvement
I found it on the shelf at my local library and didn’t put it down. Now I can’t wait to read the second book. This is very entertaining and well written story. Give it a chance you won’t be disappointed.
I could not even finish this book. To bad, Nora Roberts has written such wonderful fantasies,this is not one of them.
First three chapters were hopeful, but then I could predict everything thereafter. The dialogue was middle-schoolish and lacked realism... seriously bored me to tears.
There are places where the story grabs you and pulls you in. Then with no warning or reason apparent that grip falters, weakens and let’s go. This could have been a great book. A truly worthy sister to The Stand or The Passage yet when it reaches for that platform it simply falls short. Character dev is spotty and lethargic. Scene and feel as well. I loved the story, the premise. The execution however is halfhearted, lazy. A good read but no classic between these covers.
I’m a huge sci-fi/fantasy reader, I was caught up on all my series and needed a new beginning. I had know idea what I had in store for myself starting this series. I’m blown away, just speechless when it comes to how amazing this first book is, treat yourself to this book.
J L Services
I read this book over holiday and finished it and bought the next before the end of my time off. One of the things I loved about the book is the joining of the fantasy and post-apocalyptic concepts that felt organic and original, yet familiar to fans of the genres. Also, the book builds suspense in a way that I did not expect, but was exciting and rewarding. I've never read any Nora's work but from her style I can see how she is such a prolific author in the romance genre. She can seamlessly tie together complex feelings, motives, and actions for the reader that makes a great read. One criticism I may have is some of the action can be a little short, but I don't think it is inadequate, nor do I think her style detracts from the readers experience. I felt saved from the thousands of droning words wasted on house history a la GRRM, while not shorted on developing and painting a picture for the characters. I plan on recommend this to my other friends who dig the fantasy/sci fi genre.