1/01/2010. Contributed by Geoff Willmetts
pub: Pyr/Prometheus Books. 386 page hardback. Price: $26.00 (US). ISBN: 978-1-59102-791-1). Book Four of The Entire And The Rose.
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I always get nervous about books where I understand more about the plot from the back cover than the contents. With 'Prince Of Storms', I have a book in that category with far too much dialogue and posturing and with little emotional attachment to the fate of the characters even by the characters. The Science Fiction content is also minimal. If you came into this series with the last book, I doubt if you would realise that the Entire is an infinitely flat land and the Rose is our reality, especially as neither reality links this time, Titus Quinn is supposed to have some control of the Entire with the former alien Tariq leaders no longer around. He also has to seek out his kidnapped ex-wife who could reveal his secrets. I read but nothing sank in which is a worry.
The story lacks direction and is more like an appendix to the previous three books which is a shame because I know from them that author Kay Kenyon is better than this. If anything, it's a testament to not extending a book series beyond its natural course and sell-by-date, especially when ideas are scarce and the writer is going through the motions. Epics and book series really do need better than this. Read the trilogy but stop before you get this far.
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