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This book wasn't bad I enjoyed the idea I enjoyed the world but it was a little too short for me to really get into it. I didn't really start to care about the characters even the main one, there wasn't much about her that we learnt. So 3.5 from me.
I enjoyed this novella, as I do all of this author's works, but really felt that it should have been a full-length novel. There was a distinct lack of world building and character development that are found in her other novels. Everything was too rushed, and while I was able to follow the plot, I was also left with the distinct feeling that I was missing crucial information that the author assumes the reader already knows about her characters. This idea behind this series is good; I just wish Ms. McMaster had taken the time to flesh this out a little more like her other series. She has such a wonderful imagination, and I always enjoy reading her works; this one just fell a little short for me and left me feeling as though the book could have been SO much more than it is. All that said, I did enjoy it enough and am intrigued enough to purchase the second book when it is released.
This book has an excellent plot, interesting characters and world-building that is well planned out and not at all boring! BUT. For whatever reason, the author decided to rush the story, so instead of being an absolute five star book, it falls flat. The climax and big reveal are anti-climactic and predictable. It’s like half way through writing it the author decided she was done, and the story took a turn, but not for the better. The novella length book is good (could’ve been great!) , but not worth the money as it’s so short.