I technically didn't finish this book since I ended up skimming through to the end shortly after the halfway mark. I tried to hold out and read all the way through, but things were moving along at a snail’s pace. I don’t always need action and adventure, but when the characters become stagnant I have no desire to invest my precious time reading something that’s frankly not worth it.
The plot finally started to pick up a bit when Han and Raisa met for the first time, but unfortunately it slowed right back down. No wonder I decided to start skimming. I’m certainly glad I did considering the remainder of the book wasn’t all that great. There were a few high points, but nothing too exciting.
Ah, well. I’m probably being a bit harsh, but I hate it when something I thought I’d really enjoy turns out to be a dud. There was a ton of potential nestled within this story, but Cinda Williams Chima totally missed the mark. It’s quite sad to see a potentially epic book fall flat :/.