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Offline Vilutheril

Re: Chapters 7 - 14 (Only Enter Once You Have Finished Chapter 14)
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2011, 03:35:50 PM »
Hmm everyone seems to have finished before me. This is what I get for reading too many books at once. :P

Ok, so it was pretty slow for a while there but I did feel it helped me get a much better feel for all the characters. I think the extended character introspection scenes are more forgivable seeing as this is the first book in a series, in a standalone they may have been a bit excessive.

I really do wish Lenk and Kataria would just do it already! I do understand why it's not that easy though due to their prejudices and such but Lenk must be as oblivious as someone I would date to not have noticed by now!

I also think the torture scene was one of the best so far. Well written and affecting without being over the top. 
I'm starting to like some of the characters I didn't really have a feel for before (for instance Denaos) and the story seems well set up for Sykes to start 'pulling out the big guns' soon.
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Offline lazyrhino

Re: Chapters 7 - 14 (Only Enter Once You Have Finished Chapter 14)
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2011, 04:34:34 AM »
Ha, I am really behind. No posts here since the 10th?

I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one who had a problem with the slow pace of plot development at the beginning. Things seem to be picking up now so that makes me happy.

I think the character development has really progressed beyond the first section and I'm liking that a lot. I think there is one area I don't find believable though. When Sykes is trying to convey something really vile or disgusting, the main characters all vomit, look away in disgust, or something similar. I don't find that believable for all of these characters. I could probably believe it for Lenk but no way for Denaos.

Like others here, I could do with less teen angst. I am about a decade beyond his target age range though.

On a minor note, I have found it confusing to read at times when reading the areas where Lenk is talking to the voice in his head. This seems to frequently occur when he is also talking to another actual person and I have difficulty figuring out who is saying what. I don't know how this could have been better translated to the reader but I found it confusing - especially when the voice starts shouting and the italics go away.

I've got a lot of catching up to do. Does everyone always burn through these books this fast? I read pretty fast so generally I don't have a problem with that, I was just unprepared to start this month on time.

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Re: Chapters 7 - 14 (Only Enter Once You Have Finished Chapter 14)
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2011, 05:51:34 AM »
It varies I think. I read Kraken a month after everyone else, so you do often get latecomers!
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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2011, 02:54:17 PM »
Still struggling! Coming really close to giving up on this one (but I will persevere)! I don't like any of the characters. I'm finding the writing dreadful, it's confusing, I'm not really able to get a picture in my head. Not my cup of tea at all  ::)
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Offline Noona

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« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2011, 09:43:34 PM »
I've read more or less the entire first half of the book today (I read the first 50 pages or so a couple of days ago) and I'm really enjoying it! Will hopefully finish the day after tomorrow which will technically be September but noone's counting, right? :P

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Re: Chapters 7 - 14 (Only Enter Once You Have Finished Chapter 14)
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2013, 08:25:53 PM »
Too much written about Kat staring at lenk zzzz and also this hardened adventure liked holding up Lenk's hair when his being seasick as she feels needed by him? didn't feel right least she hit his head afterwards

Torture scene excellent you get the feeling that Denaos is a very dark character
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