Chimaera by Ian Irvine(34 ratings)
|Series||The Well of Echoes|
|Submitted by Anonymous |
I quite enjoyed "Geomancer" However with each successive book in that series I became a little more disaffected. I kept hoping the author would straighten all of his flaws but instead they kept getting worse...
|Submitted by Stuart A |
After years of reading fantasy books I was so frustrated by the ending of this book that it's driven me to see if others felt the same way and here I am writing my first review. I felt the ending to be rushed and incomplete especially when we had so many pages describing the particulars of landscapes. Some bits seemed truncated like a parting of one of the main Aachim characters and one of the old humans. I *am* glad that some details are yet to be discovered (like who is the Numinator) but not happy having to read another series to discover the fate of one of the main characters. Anyway.....even with this I still give the book a reasonable rating due to the combination of variety of characters with different strengths, motivations and frailities, the dilemma about great power being good and bad, characters like Flydd working for the good of humanity with some dodgy attitudes and methods...of course the overall setting of multiple worlds and multiple races, who are wonderfully interlinked provides lots of rich possibilities. Final gripe...I think the meglomanic leaders (Vithis, etc) are bit 'overacted'. cheers all !
|Submitted by Jacob |
I admit, the ending to Chimaera did seem a little rushed. To end on such a cliffhanger, and having to wait for the next series to discover what happens in a let down.
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