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Requiem for the Sun (Symphony of Ages Series #4)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2003

    Not a terrible loss

    I like the mundane things of life and found a break from 'hack slash ride kill rescue' more than welcome. By the way, for those few of you who mentioned wondering where Meridion, well you obviously didn't read too well...the child she's carrying IS Meridion. She says so right there in the pages of the book. I love the characters and the story. However, the characters seemed...lacking. It was almost as though they had lost their flare, those small little habits and natures they had that made them such facinating characters. It was regained in the last few chapters, but almost the entire book was a bit..out of normal. Also, the emotional bonds were a bit more understated, and those were always what I enjoyed the most. In conclusion, not as good as the first three, but not disappointing. Also, it's a book in a good series, which leaves it filling in many questions I had about the plot at the ending of the third book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2003

    Didn't live up to the hype

    I, like many of the reviewers, was so excited to find out that there was a fourth book. I definately thought that the series was over, and was estatic that Ms. Haydon decided to start another Trilogy. Then, I read the book, and I was so caught up in trying to figure out the tie to the colors and notes and the characters-- like trying to solve a riddle. Unfortunately, Ms. Haydon's story does not read as well as the Rhapsody trilogy, and I was quite disappointed with all the people that were believed to be dead and weren't. Also, where is Meridian? Was anybody the least bit interested in where he was? Achmed is indeed my favorite character, the only really enjoyable parts of this book were what happening in the his kingdom. I am really interested in seeing where she will go with some of the characters, I felt that by the end of the book, especially with the conclusion, Ms. Haydon had gotten her groove back, and look forward to more books from the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2003

    I agree

    I have to agree with the others here that this latest hayden novel is disappointing in many ways. I *do* think it was rushed. I *do* think this could have been much better. I *do* think there are better books out there to spend 20 quid on. I liked the Ruin Mist trilogy, Keeper Martin, Elf Queen, Kingdom Alliance a whole lot better than the original Rhapsody trilogy. I bought this hoping for an improvement over where that left off. Alas, I give this three stars because some parts were enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2002

    Not as Good as the First Three

    I have to say this book disappointed me. What I loved so much about the Rhapsody trilogy was not present in this novel. Haydon's writing and story and characters were all so refreshing and original to me when I read the trilogy, and with Requiem, I felt she didn't do enough with introducing new elements or themes or characters. Instead, she relied on rehashing old plots (and even old characters! Michael, anyone?). And can anyone tell me what the point of all that political nonsense was in Sorbold? Boring. I think that she wrapped up the trilogy so nicely that it didn't need this book. I feel Requiem was created out of haste and perhaps a desire for another hit or more money. Haydon's enormous talent should have been spent on creating new worlds and wonderful characters, what she is so good at.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2002

    It continues...

    When I first found out that Elizabeth Haydon was continuing the series I was excited and thrilled. I am a big fan of the Rhapsody Trilogy. Then I read Requim. It was a little of a dissapointment to me. I thought the book was a little short as far as a plot goes. Too many people were coming back from the dead, and it was a lot more descriptive than the last three. I thought the plot was good but I kept skipping paragraphs of description that the book could have done without. I think Elizabeth could have put a lot more effort into it, instead I felt that she did this book in a hurry to keep her fans happy. I hope her next book won't be as bad.

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