Reviews by semartin
Well Written
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A well written love story. I would suggest reading directly after Lord of the Fading Lands, as it completes the cliffhanger the first book ends on.
Lackluster Conclusion
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I was a huge fan of the rest of this series, and was quite excited to see how it would end. However, I found myself largely disappointed in this installment. The book is broken into three parts. The first isn't bad and has part of the feel of the other books. While reading the second part, I found myself skimming a lot, and was largely disinterested in the events that were occurring. The third part mostly reads like parts of The Mammoth Hunters set in the Zelandonii territory, but wasn't quite as exciting. It is worth reading to finish the series, but as it is long, and very tedious I wouldn't put anything down to read this first.
Terrific
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It took me awhile to get around to watching Deadwood. I enjoy Westerns, but wasn't quite sure if I could commit to this show. Once I sat down to watch it however, I was sucked in to this dirty, lawless, Western settlement. I would recommend this highly to those who enjoy Westerns, but beware: the language and violence is abundant.
Summer Paperback
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This book is a quick summer read, perfect for the beach. Sometimes, it takes dying to turn your life around.
Disappointing
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I was disappointed with this book. Though parts were interesting, on the whole it went on for too long. I have always loved Cleopatra, but I was unable to even finish this, I couldn't make it past page 700. If you are looking for a historical fiction based in Egypt, I would recommend Michelle Moran's Nefertiti over this.