This just wasn’t my thing. I really tried to get into it, but it just didn’t have much of a story to tell.
This is a very slow work, and to me it just never picked up the pace fast enough. Or even made the characters interesting enough to keep me reading. I just felt nothing as I slowly trodded through this.
The writing was pretty good, and at the beginning held my attention. As all the characters were being introduced and fleshed out. Just that I believed it took a little too long to get to the heart of the story and most of the middle was rather sagging.
With the scope of the novel, it indeed is interesting and nonetheless fascinating. But it just didn’t do a good job to tie me to anyone at all, nor did any of the characters interest me.
Although there were plenty of talking about the witches but very little of the spells, and it took too long to get to it and all the possible implications.
Overall, I just think that it took quite a long time just to get to the core of the novel. And that was what killed the book for me.
Rating: 2 out of 5