Beyond the Shadows (Paperback)
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Short Description for Beyond the Shadows The hard-hitting conclusion to an astonishing tale of magic, violence and revenge.
- Published: 04 December 2008
- Format: Paperback 736 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781841497426 ISBN 10: 1841497428
- Sales rank: 24,865
Reviews for Beyond the Shadows
good enough ending
I liked the story telling-quality of Brent Weeks. I would give the story-telling quality per sey a score of 5 out of 5. And I would have given this book 4 out of 5 if not for the ending. It is just too, too drawn out. Too dramatic to the point of embarassing to read!!
Another reason this book got lower than 4, is that there are loose ends in the story. Like for example, who is going to lead the people of Khalidor? Since their one stalwart leader has gone mad? And given that they have the culture of corruption and utter domination, I have a hard time envisioning them not deteriorating back to their old ways without a strong leader. From that perspective, it was not a happy ending.
And I really, really did not like it that somebody who has strived to do what was right against all odds for so long only ended up being mad. I mean, the reason I read fiction is to get away from reality, and here, Weeks lets reality intrude. *sigh*
I liked the idea of a VIR. I think that was original of Brent Weeks!
Overall Rating: 3 out of 5
My review online: http://www.cherrymischievous.com/2009/06/beyond-shadow.html by Cherry