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The Spirit Well 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
RHanna More than 1 year ago
I believe it is unfair to give the author one star when you have never read the book - especially if you're upset with Barnes and Nobles pre-order system and not the author. You even say you've enjoyed his other books, yet give this unread book one star. Do you realize that your rating can seriously hurt the author's sales? A lot of people look at how many stars a book has before purchasing it and many would pass this book by - and probably did. Yours was the only rating and this poor author has been sitting at one star since you wrote the review. I gave it five stars to balance it out a bit until other readers post their ratings. Please think about the consequences of your actions the next time you are rating a book. Please rate it solely on the book, not on events or policies that are beyond the author's control. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't feel this book was as strong as the previous ones in the series. It introduces a new character and starts to put the pieces together, but only after getting pretty jumbled. Mina's story line lost me a bit, as it was out of order, and it wasn't explained until late in the book that it was out of order for the readers (following Kit's perspective), but not for her. I also read it thinking it was the third in a trilogy, only to discover that a fourth is book coming, so my opinion was colored by the fact that I thought he was going to try to wrap up too much too fast. It was still a good book, and I will certainly read the 4th. I just found it disappointing after reading the others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love his books. This series is one of the best i have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book with many twists and turns. Stephen Lawhead is a wonderful storyteller who keeps you engaged throughout the entire book. My only complaint is that the next book isn't out yet! I love Mr. Lawhead's attention to detail throughout his book. As a bonus, it is interesting to read the historical snippets he includes at the end of each book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Somehow my review posted with only 2 stars. It was supposed to have 5!!! OR MORE!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book by a very talanted author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read numerous reviews that express distaste in the book because of its plethora of plots and that these so called plots dry out or are unexplained...Trust me, You have to know lawhead. He sets up his endings and moments of climax with great intricacies. He'll have you thinking your goin up, when in reality your actually going down. You might belive your headed right but in truth your bearing left. Its his style and why I've taken my time sat back relaxed and enjoyed the ride. To all the nay sayers its a five book series. And this author never disappoints!
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Well, I was unsure after the first book, and then the second book got a little better, but the third book? I couldn't get very far because it does not reward continued reading. I kept getting the feeling that the plot was very monochromatic. I have read many sci-fi and fantasy books, but this series... I'm just not a big fan of it. The ideas are fairly original and interesting by themselves, but there are 1) too many plots 2) plots are not explored or explained very well 3) too many unsolved theoreticals that often seem to contradict each other and 4) disjointed main characters. For people who like multi-plot books with mystery, sci-fi, fantasy, and complex characters, I would definitely suggest the Stormlight Archives series. Brandon Sanderson masterfully weaves in all of his characters and explains just enough of the mysteries to keep the audience intrigued without giving too much away. The first book looks like it could be split into at least 5 books (it's just over 3000 pp), but it and the sequel use their length to explore the inner-workings of each character. While I understand that this cannot be done over the course of individual books in Lawhead's Bright Empires series, there is just something lacking in the execution of his ideas. His Dream House King series is splendid (I enthusiastically read all six books), and I was left hoping that he would continue the series.
pastordan More than 1 year ago
A great addition to the Bright Well series as the characters continue to be developed with new surprises at every turn. Though it is very entertaining reading the complexity of the story keeps you engaged and thinking. Lawhead's writing gets better with every book.
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markwmcintire More than 1 year ago
Lawhead is always a pleasure. This series is fascinating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book from a great author! Can't wait to read the next one!
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danweir More than 1 year ago
Strange that B&N should request a review of a book that I have ordered but which is not yet out. Note that I have declined to use the atrocious term "pre-order". I am looking forward to reading the book, having thoroughly enjoyed th first two books in the series..