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Posted April 3, 2009
The Singer of All Songs
This book was ok, at first it is confusing to understand. But, as the story progresses it gets better and better! I recommend this book to people who like fantasy or adventure.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 1, 2006
It was all there but not explored
I thought Singer of All Songs had a very creative and fantastical plot. It had creative twists and powers, and I liked many of the character profiles. Now with that out of the way here's the meat of my review - the book has no meat. For once I wouldn't have minded a map that showed everything, but that's a good thing i guess cause it left the map and geography in your own imagination. But still, Kate Constable did a good job of introducing these characters and the plot without it being to corny, yet they lack depth big time. Calwyn seriously pissed me off because she isn't independent unless Darrow or someone else is coaxing her. Darrow just pisses everyone off and tries but fails to be deep dark and emotional. Trout's character was entertaining but his basic role was 'i don't believe in magic' now his situation was intriguing but she just left it, as she did Mica and Halasaar. All of the characters could've been evolved a lot more, and the emotions they had for each other were entertaining but not that expressive. My favorite part of the book was when they were all angry at each other on the boat and then the pirates came: THAT SHOWS EMOTION AND DEPTH! nothing else. And as for the climax, well they rushed pass really good scenes for the Tree People as they did the Pirates, and then it wasn't even grand. It didn't REACH a climax, and i was like 'Wait, that's it. ALL THEY COULD'VE DONE AND THIS IS HOW IT ENDS. I WANTED A SHOWDOWN DANG IT!!!' But either way, for a beginner's fantasy novel I give you a well deserved three stars, and here's hoping to a much better sequel, and again it was a good story, it just lacked alot of dpeth and description, but NOT imagination!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 15, 2005
I thought Singer of All Songs was just a so so book. The plot was interesting and kept me turning the pages, but it couldn't make up for the characters. Almost all of them were stereotypical and despite all the things they went through, they didn't change throughout the story. Calwyn spent most of the book pining for Darrow and hoping he would solve all their problems. I kept waiting for her to show a little maturity. Darrow was moody and arrogant throughout the whole story, talking down to the other characters and acting like he was the king of the world. The villian was the worst of all, just another tired 'I want to take over the world' stereotype. We are given no motivation, or even a humanizing trait. All and all, I say read this book for the creative plot- if you can ignore the unlikable characters.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.