I read pages and after finishing the last book and reading that ending I thought that the writer didn't need 4 books to tell his story. He could have done it in two. The last book tied all loose ends but it didn't explain everything to my satisfaction. I still felt that something is missing. My final opinion: Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone is a good series but the last book and especially its ending disappointed me and I can't help but judge the whole series negatively because of it. I don't know if I would recommend it to anyone. Maybe only if he or she didn't have anything better to read at the time.
Apr 08, Shari Mulluane rated it liked it. This is a very difficult review for me to write. On the one hand, I do not want to give you the impression that it is a bad book, it is not. On the other hand, I do not want you to go into expecting it to be like books , because it is not. This is where the whole preconception thing comes into play and in this case, preconception will hurt you.
You need to go into this book with NO expectations, about anything. You also need to be prepared for an almost overwhelming flow of information, twist This is a very difficult review for me to write. You also need to be prepared for an almost overwhelming flow of information, twists, turns, surprises, and rapid about faces. This is a book that could very well benefit from multiple rereads. I have the distinct feeling that if I did, things might make a bit more sense now that I know what direction the story heads in. Not sure that this is a bad thing.
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I mean if the book were that bad, I would not want to reread it right.? Jul 14, Jon rated it liked it. After I read the first book in this series, The Briar King, I literally bought the next three together and read them straight through. My feeling is - in spite of the fact Mr Keyes is no stranger to quadrologies - that he intended to write a six book series or maybe even something longer but either got bored with the premise and characters seemingly unlikely or the publisher for some reason put the kibosh on a longer series because all of sudden, his terrificly clear - if labyrinthine - story s After I read the first book in this series, The Briar King, I literally bought the next three together and read them straight through.
My feeling is - in spite of the fact Mr Keyes is no stranger to quadrologies - that he intended to write a six book series or maybe even something longer but either got bored with the premise and characters seemingly unlikely or the publisher for some reason put the kibosh on a longer series because all of sudden, his terrificly clear - if labyrinthine - story started to feel rushed and a little muddy.
Characters whose motivations were always so clear and true to themselves acted in ways that required tortured explanation. The fourth book read a little like a red-headed stepchild. Don't get me wrong - really like the book and the series - just felt rushed at the end. View 1 comment.
Recommended to Samantha wickedshizuku by: previous books. Shelves: , female-lead , 3-stars , not-manga , high-fantasy , title-b , under-revision. This was a satisfying conclusion to a pretty good series. This was the authors first adventure into the High Fantasy genre, and I wouldn't mind another in the same genre. I think with practice he could definately have a lot of sucess in High Fantasy.
Mar 21, Carol rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi. This review is for the whole series This fantasy saga is fairly long and has a complicated plot, many characters, and a lot of different concepts and themes in play. It could have been a huge sprawling mess, but Keyes does a remarkable job of maintaining control of all his many and disparate threads.
He has consistently snappy pacing, a good grasp of when to apply humor and when to apply poignancy, and a well-built world. There were some things that I would have liked a little more explanation This review is for the whole series This fantasy saga is fairly long and has a complicated plot, many characters, and a lot of different concepts and themes in play.
There were some things that I would have liked a little more explanation of or exploration for, but I think that's the kind of thing that will vary considerably depending on the reader. The overall story is about a late-medieval flavored world in which several old powers, forces, and beings are re-emerging.
Ancient prophecies are bearing fruit and mythical creatures are re-appearing. Several people scattered across the world are caught up in dealing with these things and averting an apocalypse.
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Some are likely, some are not; some are willing, some are not. There is a headstrong young woman who is heir to a throne and great magical power, a scholarly monk, an aging and rough-edged forrester, a swashbuckling swordsman, a loyal knight, a shrewd queen, and a talented composer. Keyes does some interesting things with the trope of ancient prophecies coming true and old legends coming to life.
He has a good understanding of the way old knowledge is diffused and distorted across times, places, and peoples. He has an equally good understanding of the way people misunderstand these pieces of lore and how they blunder and stumble when trying to make sense and use of them. Jun 20, Samantha rated it it was amazing.
Lush with well fleshed characters, mysterious figures and fantastic monsters, this series engrossed me since the start, and the conclusion was satisfying, fulfilling and poignant. Anne Dare's quest to become empress is coming to a close, but she still must face off against her direst foes: her uncle Robert continues to make trouble, and Hansa continues to threaten mil With 'The Born Queen,' Greg Keyes provides a suitably epic finish to his engrossing, endearing 'Kingdom of Thorn and Bone' books.
Anne Dare's quest to become empress is coming to a close, but she still must face off against her direst foes: her uncle Robert continues to make trouble, and Hansa continues to threaten military action. Meanwhile, Aspar struggles to survive while contending with the sinister Fend, and Stephen makes unsettling discoveries.
Magic, prophecy and destiny intermingle. The world is on the brink.
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And these characters, whom we've followed through highs and lows, against the gravest perils, square off against their biggest, most difficult challenges yet. For some of them, their ultimate fates are surprising. Just really brilliant.
The tome succeeds in casting an air of uncertainty over characters who were previously black-and-white. Until nigh the conclusion of the book, its unclear who's REALLY fighting for the preservation of all, which adds a lot of suspense. Keyes presents his usual colorful mix of action and mysticism, which makes for a lively read. Overall, I found it completely satisfying, and I think anyone who enjoyed the rest of the series will be pleased with how it ends.
Dec 10, James rated it liked it.
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What an annoying ending to a really charming and unique quartet. A lot more of this one seemed disjointed. Some of the major plot points needed a little more fleshing out, particularly with regard to the thrones and how one character is actually three people. Very imaginative, I'm sure, but would it really have made the book so much longer if the central conflict were explained a little better? Still, I have to hand it to the author, unlike a lot of speculative fiction writers, he does an e Gosh.
Still, I have to hand it to the author, unlike a lot of speculative fiction writers, he does an excellent job with his female characters - very three-dimensional, rational, and real. I'm still so totally impressed with that. Overall, I really liked the series, even if the ending was just so-so. I'm sorry to see it end.
I'll probably read more from this author in the future. Mar 17, Jeff rated it it was amazing Shelves: fantasy. This book was excellent, and a great end to the series. Most threads are tied up, so this isnt a case where the final book leaves a lot of unanswered questions. I imagine this book will be in my top 5 of at the end of the year.
Highly recommended. More here. Mar 10, Monica rated it really liked it. This was a pretty good ending to the series.