Pretty much everything here originally appeared at my actual blog: By Singing Light. I particularly focus on upper middle-grade and young adult books. I also enjoy adult genre books, especially speculative fiction.
This book was dominated by the sense of building towards the end and the final book. There are some big secrets revealed, but lots left to be resolved. As with all of the Relic Master books, I found this a very fast read, which is nice sometimes. However, I do think that emotional investment is a bit lacking, because it’s so fast I don’t feel like I have time to know the characters. [Sept. 2011]