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I have read a little on the third fate already, an author or two wove it into their story line and perhaps that was why I signed up for this tour. The sheer fascination of someone who would be able to wield such great power.
I think one of the best aspects of the book was that the main character was a librarian, a shy and meek woman whose personality is quite common in people I pass or communicate with in my day to day life. It made it very easy to relate to the characters and fall further into the story as if they were friends of my own relating their life events.
I am also a sucker for accents, in men and women they are absolutely to die for. Yes it is girlie of me but I just fall head over heals when it comes to an accent. I know there have been plenty of stories where they just throw the accent in there without any research or thought put into it. It is just something there to make the character different and often it doesn't fit leaving an awkward feel to the scene. Luckily this was not the case for the Third Fate. The accent flowed smoothly and if I closed my eyes and pictured the words I could just picture a strapping Scottish man purring out that brogue as he spoke.
Unfortunately with all the pros's there was also some cons, one of them being how patchy the entire story felt. Especially in the beginning, I actually had a hard time keeping up with all the switching and being unable to tell the difference between past and present. It was almost enough to make me put it down before finishing it, much as I hate to do it. It also got to feel a little rushed towards the end, Everything just fell into place without any detail. Some of the things I wished would have had more if not turning it into a sequel.
I loved the story idea however, it is one that kept me entertained through the entire thing.