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The Great Convergence

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

24 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

Outstandingly good read!

The plot and characters are well developed and interesting. Each personality is distinct and uniform throughout the story (all three books). The details within the story are just enough so the read's own imagination can form the images easily. The story is fluid, comedi...
The plot and characters are well developed and interesting. Each personality is distinct and uniform throughout the story (all three books). The details within the story are just enough so the read's own imagination can form the images easily. The story is fluid, comedic, serious, heartfelt, and reads easily. I do not remember there being any vulgarity, there isn't any sexuality, and is a very clean, exciting read.

The length of the novels is over 900 pages, an unprecedented amount for a free book. This is the kind of novel I look for because I want more book for my buck. I am an avid reader and I average about 150 pages an hour. So an "average" novel is nothing more than a magazine article to me. The length is amazing and I am extremely pleased to say that I enjoyed every word!

One of the greatest failings I find in some authors is that they spend too much time with the details. I really don't need to be told that the leaf on the tree has 5 main veins running through the center etc etc. A clearer example, recently I read a novel where the author spent 5 pages describing a tree. A tree that didn't have any direct bearing on the story line other than it was in front of the character. This is what I refer to as book filler or fluff. Unnecessary detailed information for the sole purpose of filling the bare minimum of 10,000 words. I am thrilled to say that Joseph Lallo does not suffer from the affliction of detail diarrhea.

If the characters in the story can make me laugh out loud more than once, I usually find it's a good story. I love quick intelligent wit. Countless times while reading this story my husband would say to me, "You are smiling at the book." "You are giggling at the book." "Stop laughing at the book." We read the same kind of books and I can't wait for him to finish the novel he is currently on so I can repeat those same lines back to him!

I LOVE the fact that there isn't any detailed sex or seedy romance in the story. Yes, there is a touch of romance, but it is kid friendly, and it is more like a dash rather than a sprinkle. My son (16 yrs old) reads the same genres that my husband and I read, it's a family event. I enjoy being able to pass my books onto my son and then all of us discuss them afterwards.

Sorry this is such a long review but stating, "Great read" just didn't seem to do this justice. I am greatly looking forward to more novels from Joseph Lallo. "Jo" is becoming one of my favorite authors.

Keep up the good work Jo! And if you need and editor to proof read sometime for you, just let me know! (Seriously)

posted by JD_Pecor on July 22, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Not as good as The Book Of Deacon (book #1 in the series)

The Great Convergence is book #2 of the 3 part series. It is an enjoyable read, but not as much as The Book Of Deacon, book #1 in the series. I also think that you need to read book #1 before reading The Great Convergence, or large parts of the story will not make sense...
The Great Convergence is book #2 of the 3 part series. It is an enjoyable read, but not as much as The Book Of Deacon, book #1 in the series. I also think that you need to read book #1 before reading The Great Convergence, or large parts of the story will not make sense. I enjoyed the magic and the different creatures and characters that are brought to life on the "pages" of the eBook. Its too bad that the book seems to have been hastily written and/or edited, because there are multiple spelling/grammatical/punctuation errors throughout the book. The Great Convergence is an enjoyable read as it lets you jump in to another world.

posted by 12904529 on June 5, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Not as good as The Book Of Deacon (book #1 in the series)

    The Great Convergence is book #2 of the 3 part series. It is an enjoyable read, but not as much as The Book Of Deacon, book #1 in the series. I also think that you need to read book #1 before reading The Great Convergence, or large parts of the story will not make sense. I enjoyed the magic and the different creatures and characters that are brought to life on the "pages" of the eBook. Its too bad that the book seems to have been hastily written and/or edited, because there are multiple spelling/grammatical/punctuation errors throughout the book. The Great Convergence is an enjoyable read as it lets you jump in to another world.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Still Solid, But Beginning to Drag

    The series remains pretty good here, but is starting to wear out its welcome. Several of the main characters are near intolerably childish, the battles drag on, and one of themain mysteries---though overly telegraphed---is revealed and thrown away for almost no payoff. Still good young adult fantasy genre fiction, but not much more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    Overall a good book.

    The story itself is good, and kept me captivated. The writing, however, has a few errors. More than once, the wrong character's name is used, which I found to be confusing and distracting. I definitely enjoyed this fantasy book, but feel like it should have been reviewed for errors one more time before being sold. Regardless of the mistakes, I am interested to know what happens in the rest of the story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    Would Recommend

    As I received Book 1 free the story promted me to buy the next 2 of the triolgy. The story is good and keeps you interested.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    Intense and imaginative

    will read the next two

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Not as good as the first one. I still likd it though

    Why does Myn have to die!!??! Besides that pretty god

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    The Great Conversuin

    VERY GOOD TO A POINT. There is no endind to speak of. The book is good but if you are waiting for a climax...keep waiting. There really isnt one.

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  • Posted March 12, 2012

    I enjoyed this read

    A nice excape read The second in the trilogy. At times i found it a bit pridictable.
    And the characters coming back to life a little to simple robbing the story of some depth.
    But overall I did enjoy the story for what it was and would recommend it if you are looking for a little escape.

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

    OK, but not as good as first book

    Ok, but not nearly as good as the first book in the series.

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