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The Voice of the Gods

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This follows on from Last of the Wilds and the bulk of the book is in much the same vein. Auraya has resigned her position as a White, Mirar is finding acceptance in South Ithania and Emerahl is on her quest.

Again there is too much politics. The book tries to cover too much and ends up as a spralling mass. The Reivan sections add little and Ellereen's (Auraya's replacement) are pointless. They bring nothing to the party.

All of the action is packed into the final third of the book. The White announce their intention to invade South Ithania and rid the world of all Pentadrians. Auraya is captured, Emeralhl makes an important discovery and Mirar ends up in the hands of the Pentadrians.

But again there is much to criticise. The attempted rape scene is handled very badly. There's no tension. And I saw Auraya's big realisation coming from the first book. The ending was simply too easy. Both sides were just too accepting at what in effect added up to the complete upheaval of their lives and beliefs.

3/10
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Added by Idoru
9 years ago on 14 February 2008 20:13




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