Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Reads: The Enchantress by Michael Scott

You may recall my reviews of the rest of the series "The Secret of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel" a few months ago.   Well, the final book is here and, I must say, not really worth the wait.

I was disappointed. I had been looking so forward to it and hoped it would be the icing on the cake. It wasn't.  It was more like that disappointing crumbled cookie mix between layers.  I'm going to try to not include spoilers, but if I do - I apologize.

That being said - it wasn't terrible.  It just seemed to go on and on and on.  It jumped around so much, due to the characters being in different timelines and locations.  It played a bit too much with that eternal conundrum of "If you go back in time and change one thing.." but you never got a sense of how it affected the future.  

I think the thing that spoiled it most for me, though, was how fallible to "elders" ended up being.   The previous books had established them as being strong, though flawed.  This one focused on "let's watch them fall like dominoes".  Nope - actually, I lie.  That wasn't the biggest spoiler for me...the twin thing was (you'll have to read it to find out - I can't say more without spoiling the story).  That part just didn't make sense in relation to the other books.

I can't argue that Scott didn't wrap up the series, because he did.  I think I was just looking for a bit more bang instead of the hippity-hoppity fizzle.  It just didn't do it for me.  Your mileage may vary.  I hope it does because I'd hate to think I am the only one who felt this way.

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