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The worlds were broken and unfortunately so too was this effort. I struggled through the first two books and enjoyed the third somewhat more than the first two. The plot lines were okay; the characters were rather shallow - okay; there were just a few too many editorial errors - okay; the writing was not what I have come to expect from the author after having read other books by him - okay (see my other reviews); the claytons use of cursing became rather annoying. Either use the real words if you want to use cursing and not a close substitute or better still improve the writing so that the absence of the foul language does not impact the story. Is substitute cursing really about having your cake and eating it as well? Cursing use - okay. Recommendation - okay.
Over all this should have been an exciting book. A book that would hold the reader on the edge of their seat as they followed the trials of their hero's ... but it wasn't, well, not for me anyway. The editing is great, the overall story line is well thought out and intriguing, but it's the characters that let you down - for me anyway. It's all rather dry, a little to much "tell" and not enough "show". The characters need a little more development, the story a little more show (filler). For me, it was all just a little dry and clinical for my tastes. Make no mistake though, this author can write, he just needs to take a little more time developing his characters and letting the reader know their "want's, needs, and why, they want and need". Overall? Worth the money for a quick read, and make no mistake, many will really enjoy it just the way it is.