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I could write a long review about how awful this book is, but the other one and two star reviews do a good job of that. I only wish I'd taken time to read them before wasting my money.
Plot - ridiculous, and by this, I mean not even fantasy amusing/believable/engaging. It doesn't gel, isn't remotely cohesive and nothing is developed to a point of being interesting. It feels like it's written for someone with the attention span of a goldfish. I wouldn't even say children's book because that's insulting to kids. Characters - I actually didn't care if they lived or died. Absolute apathy. Even the 'poignant' moments where some of them did... *SHHHOOOOOMMMM* there would be another idiotic comic book description of a noise which would have me rolling my eyes.
I like a ridiculous romp as much as anyone, but this wasn't entertaining. That this author is a best seller, is beyond me.
It felt rushed, flat, and half-baked. I won't be recommending or reading anything else by this author.
This is one of the worst books I’ve ever read. The good reviews are nonsense. I have no idea how this man got this book published. How did he find an agent?
The plot is pathetic. The characters are so cliche it hurts. Countless lines of exposition thrown in lazily. It’s actually offensive how bad this book is. Do not buy it. Don’t be fooled and don’t waste your money.
It’s like a child wrote it. Honestly. If I were the author I’d be pretty ashamed at this utter mess.
Read Troll mountain by mathew Reiley, liked it, thought I would give "seven ancient wonders" a go. Big mistake. Reads like a very bad Manga movie or a video game. lots of lara Croft, Tomb raider trap type stuff, but little or no explanation as to what they were or why. This is what happens, flush out the detail for yourself.......... gave up on rediculous plot line, deleted from kindle.
I have only read one other book by this author ( Temple - which I thought was overlong and stupid). This one was excellent from the start. A very clever idea - loved all the traps and the twists in the tale. This was a book that was hard to put down and extremely enjoyable. I thought the characters were believable. They seemed well rounded individuals to me. AQ bit more information about how Jack got hte baby girl in the first place and why these countries were working together would have improved the plot. I would recommend this book.
This booik was described as used but I didn't expect it to be quite so bad! It's mainly readable but shows its age, pages brown and the whole thing has a bend to it. Didn't expect pristine condition but this is something you would give away and not charge for.
I'm a huge fan of the scarecrow series and this continues the trend for high octane adventure. For me this is a reread in preparation for the latest Jack west adventure and was well worth it. If you've not embarked on this adventure yourself then you really should.