Thursday, January 12, 2017

Forced exit from Annar

Alas!! I must commit that rarest of acts and quit The Bone Queen by Alison Croggon, prequel to her Pellinor Quartet.

Though heartfelt and written with all of Croggon's unquestionable mastery, she made the mistake many an author will make in the writing of unexpected prequels (and even sequels). Hence The Bone Queen is, sadly, filled with several clear inconsistencies (one of them glaring) in addition to the fact that Croggon tried to expand her world and ratchet up the tension so much that the book became quite out of sync with the Pellinor Quartet.

Why am I quitting over such? Because I hold myself and all Fantasy authors to the same standard: one must follow one's own laws and keep series extensions within the boundaries of contextual sense.

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