I don’t know where to begin. Another Equinox festival, another test at the college, more interfering by sundry and sorts.
While this was the most non-cryptic book so far in the series [and it is the latest written to date], it also was the book where I figured out WHY I hate these books so much even as I like them.
The good guys are filled with nothing but indecision and fear and allow themselves to be pushed around without pushing back.
The bad guys are always breaking the unwritten rules without any consequences.
That type of disparity always pushes my buttons. I’m a small guy and I learned early on as a teenager that if someone bigger than me hits me, I hit them back twice as hard. 99% of the time, it rocked them and shut the situation down. That other 1% sucked, but hey, not everything is perfect, right? 😉
So when I see people just giving in, giving ground, not fighting for what is right, it grates pretty bad on my psyche.
And the story isn’t anywhere near finished. So I think I’m done with the Kencyrath world. At the rate the books are being written [started back in ’86 I believe], they will never get done.
Author: P.C. Hodgell
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.com