One hell of a metaphysics system
Not gonna spoil as the exact what is one hell of a reveal in the 3rd book, but the portrayal of Gods, use of magic and general feel of the fantasy world described in this book is amazing. Trudi Canavan's writing style is compelling and descriptive. The pacing of the book is good. As a lighthearted... well... fairly lighthearted fantasy adventure this trilogy is up there. It does however suffer from Auraya, funnily enough. Auraya is the main character of the series and I'm sorry, did I say character? Yeah, no. Auraya doesn't have one of those. Her pet talking rat has more of a character than she does. BUT like a Keanu Reeves film the lack of the main character having a character does work. It stops you from focusing too much on what are essentially your eyes, allowing you to more easily project yourself (Or some version of) as the hero rather than a rigourously defined character blocking you from doing so. The supporting cast and secindary characters are very well thought out and fairly rigourously defined. I'm a sucker for a good magic system and a general fan of fantasy - this has not dissapointed me yet.Read full review
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Product is worthe the money
Trudi Canavan seems incapable of disappointing! This new book lives up to all of my expectations! At first I was slightly disconcerted by the revelations that saturate the story but ultimately they make a highly impacting and satisfying read. To experience the full power of this book it is essential that you read Priestess of the White first. Now we have an agonising wait for the last installment in the trilogy..