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Crown of Shadows (Coldfire Series #3)

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  • Posted May 13, 2009

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    Horrible

    The first book was good, the next not bad, and the last was horrible and filled with information that had no business being there. Not to mention the timeline at the end of the book was off.

    My first issue with the book was the romance between Andrys and Narilka. The book could have done without it. This author sucks at making the romance between characters natural and believable. She did a bad job with Damian and Ciani and worse with Andrys and Narilka. The romance between the last two read more like a really bad, and super cheesy romance novel. This book was fine without the over the top romance.

    Second issue is, why did we need Andrys? I assumed the role Andrys played would be reserved for Toshida, a character from the previous chapter. Author does poorly tying all three books together. In book 2, the author hints that Tarrant left a surviving heir but that's not enough to explain Andrys.

    I also don't understand who the Patriarch comes to realize that all his visions where calesta's doing but yet he still clings to the vision of Andrys as the only means to enter and destroy the forest? He should have rejected this vision also.

    I think Damian was secretly in love with the elder Tarrant. He lost his focus and hinself. No matter the sacrifice Gerald made and how much I liked him, the man was evil and did not deserve a second chance. For Damian to mourn the way he did was unthinkable! And always with the flowery, mushy talk.

    Next, bringing Tarrant's wife back in ghost form. Why? I'm all about shock and the unexpected but not when it does not fit or when it leaves you at a lost for words b/c it's so ridiculous.

    What made me livid was when Tarrant should have died after binding Calesta but did not and the fact that Damian helped so he did not die. How can you let Hesseth and Jenseny die in the second book and keep Tarrant alive? These two were more deserving of a second chance. When I thought that Tarrant finally died by Andrys' hand, I thought how fitting, but then to find out he did not die. Sort of defeats the purpose of having Andrys in this book. No matter how you look at it, Tarrant was EVIL. He did one good deed in his nine centuries and all of a sudden, clean plate. Does not cut it. I really liked his character, but the author did not made a good enough case for giving him a second chance at life.

    Last, someone please explain to me the purpose of the last three sections. Andrys getting married. Who cares? Riven Forest and the Hunt Shoppe and the last scene in that same chapter? why, why, why? And all this is happening in a matter of weeks?

    This book was so frustrating.

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