- Ageless Fury
- S.L. Matthews
- April 22, 2020
- S.L. Matthews
- Mists of Kel Doran: Dragon-Touched
Much of what I have to say about this book was covered in my review of part 1. Though I’ll reiterate, as I know it’s unlikely people on sites other than my blog would be bothered to track it down.
I received this book as a review copy, listened to it for review but I was completely lost. I couldn’t follow the plot to save my life. I’ve listened to series out of order or individual books before. I’ve always known I was missing context and backstory but was still able to follow the plot relatively well. Unfortunately with this book, that wasn’t the case.
I purchased the first book, listened to it, and posted my review. I’ve finished listening to this book for the second time and I’m STILL lost. The story still does the same B.S from the first book where the author has added scenes that never seem to tie into anything. It continues plot threads from the first book, but the first book just dumps you into the world with no context or world-building.
I’ve listened to book 2 twice and book 1 once and I still feel no closer to understanding what the hell is going on in this series than I did when I first listened to book 2. Both books feel like a small part of a greater novel that has been separated from it without context.
The author does an astounding job of describing the world. Combat is intense and described well. I don’t see myself returning to this series unless a prequel or something to explain what the hell is going on is written.
The narration overall is excellent. The narrator speeds up her reading during intense combat scenes and does a great job with voices. She also says “acrosst” constantly, which isn’t a word and I find it insufferably annoying to listen to. It’s even more annoying than it was in the first book because the word across seems to pop up way more times in this story.
NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.