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The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms Series #4)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Great

This is a very well finished book. The series was amazing and im glad it ended the way it did. If you have been following this series from the beginning and are one of those people who can read a book without blazing action on every page. You actually appreciate the sub...
This is a very well finished book. The series was amazing and im glad it ended the way it did. If you have been following this series from the beginning and are one of those people who can read a book without blazing action on every page. You actually appreciate the substance of the book. Then you will absolutely love this book. I read it within the first 24 hours i got it i couldnt put it down.

posted by 6416178 on October 23, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

An accelerated race to a stunningly deflated conclusion. As a c

An accelerated race to a stunningly deflated conclusion.

As a completely honest review, I'll try to keep my enjoyment of the series as a whole from clouding my view of this particular book. I've read the entire series over to refresh myself when this was released. It...
An accelerated race to a stunningly deflated conclusion.

As a completely honest review, I'll try to keep my enjoyment of the series as a whole from clouding my view of this particular book. I've read the entire series over to refresh myself when this was released. It was a pleasant read, though at times a tad bit heavy on irrelevant staging. I found myself skimming past five paragraphs before there were two sentences of dialogue. There is fluffed content that I feel should have been cut out in editing for the sake of brevity and repetition. The book does a good job of seamlessly referring back to the previous books to instate a sort of "aha!" moment when new things are discovered. I was sorry to see that this book fell a bit short by being overly predictable, though. The parts that I felt were surprising seemed to me like cop-outs. Those sort of perfectly coincidental plot events that incite a sort of "that explains everything" mindset. I would have almost preferred if the author had left some questions to be pondered by the individual reader.

The ending came off as flat in my mind. It was so hyped up and then it just ended in a matter of four pages. I was highly disappointed in the abruptness of it and it concerned me that all of the great character development was kind of ignored. There were a lot of names that disappear for quite a while then come back in the end, but only in a passive mentioning. It was like all of the inevitable conflict and strife would just be thrown to the side for the sake of an ending. This book could have had a third of it cut out and another book written to polish off those blunt edges. The author clearly demonstrates her adept ability to write a soft romance novel, but I feel may need more practice in inciting that truly gritty, on-the-edge-of-your-seat feeling that open battle and conflict can incite in a reader. I often times felt too much like an observer rather than being immersed into her world. This is a genuinely good novel if you can overlook a few key things. As an ending to a series, it does a good job in doing just that. Ending it.

posted by Arctic_Kiwi on November 12, 2012

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  • Posted November 12, 2012

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    An accelerated race to a stunningly deflated conclusion. As a c

    An accelerated race to a stunningly deflated conclusion.

    As a completely honest review, I'll try to keep my enjoyment of the series as a whole from clouding my view of this particular book. I've read the entire series over to refresh myself when this was released. It was a pleasant read, though at times a tad bit heavy on irrelevant staging. I found myself skimming past five paragraphs before there were two sentences of dialogue. There is fluffed content that I feel should have been cut out in editing for the sake of brevity and repetition. The book does a good job of seamlessly referring back to the previous books to instate a sort of "aha!" moment when new things are discovered. I was sorry to see that this book fell a bit short by being overly predictable, though. The parts that I felt were surprising seemed to me like cop-outs. Those sort of perfectly coincidental plot events that incite a sort of "that explains everything" mindset. I would have almost preferred if the author had left some questions to be pondered by the individual reader.

    The ending came off as flat in my mind. It was so hyped up and then it just ended in a matter of four pages. I was highly disappointed in the abruptness of it and it concerned me that all of the great character development was kind of ignored. There were a lot of names that disappear for quite a while then come back in the end, but only in a passive mentioning. It was like all of the inevitable conflict and strife would just be thrown to the side for the sake of an ending. This book could have had a third of it cut out and another book written to polish off those blunt edges. The author clearly demonstrates her adept ability to write a soft romance novel, but I feel may need more practice in inciting that truly gritty, on-the-edge-of-your-seat feeling that open battle and conflict can incite in a reader. I often times felt too much like an observer rather than being immersed into her world. This is a genuinely good novel if you can overlook a few key things. As an ending to a series, it does a good job in doing just that. Ending it.

    8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Okay...

    Loved the series but the ending didnt seem quite satisfying enough. Epic end I expected didnt really come. High anticiation and bit of a let down.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    Great book. Bad ending

    Ive read all of Chima's books and they are all great. Personally I preferred the Heir series over this one but I still loved these books...up until this one. The book was great, but then it just ended. The character development was amazing and had so much potential, but it was all ignored. When I finished the book I was sure if it was the final installment or not. Most of the major conflicts are still unresolved. I think there could easly be another be another book to finish of the series. In conclusion, I would say read the series, just don't expect anything great out of the ending

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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