A few more sites have reviewed the book.
Now, the fact of the matter is that not everyone will like every book. Some fantasy readers don’t think much of Tolkien. Others don’t like Brooks. Others don’t like Jordan. The list goes on. You can take the “best” writer in the world and the vast majority of the reading public will refuse to read them. These readers are not wrong. Nor are they, for the most part, meanies. They just didn’t have the kind of experience they hoped for. It could be the reader wasn’t totally in the audience for the book. It could have been the book didn’t execute well. Or a little of both. Or maybe neither–it was just not the right timing. Life can happen and affect a reading. Anyway, I found 2 more reviews. They’re positive, but they also point out issues they experienced while reading. I don’t have a hard time hearing such things (why I don’t is the subject for another post). In fact, sometimes I find them insightful. And if I begin to notice a pattern, I will often look at what they’re talking about to see if I can’t figure out what’s causing it. If it’s something in my control, then I will consider it with the next story. If not, then no harm done.
- Positive with issues from Fantasy Book Critic.
- Positive with issues from Grasping for the Wind: Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Reviews.