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Meandering cartoonish YA-Fiction.

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
2 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 28.11.2019

This story was really not for me. I found the plot progression to much forced by MacGuffins and somehow unbelivable. Some characters are neat but more in an anime/cartoon style.
The narration of Sophie Aldred was ok but sometimes the scottish accent to thick.

Not great but not bad either

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 18.11.2019

The last installment of the shattered sea has once again new pov characters and a nice conclusion to the overall story arc.
The audiobook narration has improved and is now a little better than in the first two books in the series.

Best book in the trilogy

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
2 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 18.11.2019

This story and its two pov characters were fun. More character development and adventure than in the first book.
The narration of the audiobook still dosn´t convince, although i got used to it a little.

Very tropie story and weakest part in the trilogy

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
2 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 18.11.2019

This first book of the shattered sea triology has a rough start. The heroes journey is a classic one, not completly original, maybe morally more ambigious than elswhere in ya fiction. The characters are sometimes well crafted and interesting but often not too deep and archetypical. The following books in the series improve a little in that regard.
The best thing I can say about the audiobook narration is that it is clear articulated but it fails in pacing and character coloration and has a flat delivery.

Murky

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 14.11.2019

2nd book in the series. Overall I found the world and characters not to bad. The theme is leaning towards fairy creatures although they are called demons here and an ancient order of deathless lords/ladies who are opposed to each other (?).The prose isnt that bad either but the story was to much meandering for my taste and i could not connect that well to the different pov characters, everyone seemed so riged and single minded. The audiobook narration was good.

Back to the roots, back to Glory!

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 13.10.2019

This was a great beginning for the new trilogy. New and great characters are introduced while the old ones take second rank.
There are some references but you don´t need to read previous first law books to get into this story, although I would recommend them anyway.
Exellent narration by Steven Pacey can´t wait for the next.

Improvement over Part 1 and 2

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 31.12.2018

The Dagger and Coin series is really a slow roll. The Dragon´s Path and The King´s Blood were world and character building without much action or advancing plots. In this third installement of the series the pace steps up and things are falling into place, ready to explode but that´s apprently for the next book to come and sadly it´s not available in germany.
Pete Bradbury is an excellent narrator with some minor hickups here and there.

Interesting but a little slow

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 10.12.2018

This is not a bad start to a series. The writing and chracters are good the worldbuilding a little confusing with one of the worst maps printed in a fantasy book.
The audiobook narration is well done.
Sadly i cannot recommend anyone starting this series with audible in my country (germany) because it ends on book 3 (of 5).

Interesting Plot and Characters

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 10.12.2018

The second book of the dagger and coin series is better than the first. It is still sometimes a little bit weird. Hard to keep track of the 13 humanoid races and their descriptions, how they are important to the lore or just a vehicle to demonstrate prejudice i dont know. Sadly in this version the end cuts off midsentence so there is something missing from the epilogue.

Good concept for a short story but not a novel.

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 06.09.2018

The idea of a protagonist that is an a.i. is not a novelty. The spaceship "Justice of Toren" once controlled multiple "corpse soldiers", bodies of conquered enemies without their individual mind. Gruesome but accepted in the "empire". While the a.i. protagonist is quite sophisticated in all sorts of fields with superhuman abilities, inculding different languages and dialects its "native" empire-language doesn't have pronouns discerning between the sexes, so everyone is reffered to as "she", which is perhaps a novelty? The story was very slow moving, sometimes revealing interesting bits of world/galactic-empire building. The protagonist is strange and sometimes dull, always with flat emotions - although in this universe a.i.'s are "programmed" to have emotions. The interest in seeing inside the inner monologue of an a.i. wears off quickly. The prose is good and the material would've been great for a short story, thought-provoking and interesting, but for me it is not enough for a novel, let alone a series of novels.
The narrator did an ok job was mostly pleasant to listen to except in the singing parts but what can you do.