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Decent, predictable, not Alanson's best, but good

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-26

TGR is always quality. No complaints about the performance. Story was decent, but predictable. Alanson's Expeditionary Force series is predictable at times, but has much richer characters. This was good, but I'm still not tremendously invested in Koren's story. he's a bit flat. It follows fantasy tropes pretty tightly. I'll still listen to the next book.

Decent Content - Little subpar on the narration

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-12

never crazy about narrators pulling voices. this was worse than most for that. but most of the story is a first person narration with minimal quotes, so it's only occasionally distracting. story was good. enjoyed that it wasn't another "think positive" guides to happiness. real humans have real problems and ignoring them or stepping around them doesn't make them go away.

Just okay

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-02-22

The writing is a bit, I don't know, perhaps unsophisticated. It comes off as a teen novel. The author relies on self-evident or circular descriptions. "He uses his most amazing amazingness to amaze the amazed crowd"... An exaggeration, obviously, but too frequently I found myself frustrated by redundant, circular or self-evident phrases. Characters are pretty generic and don't really engage the reader much. Plot is decent, but not groundbreaking.

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Solid Bosch story

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-02-18

Solid storyline. Definitely well within the formula, but has enough wrinkles to make it interesting for those who've read all the Bosch stuff. Would have liked the Russian sub plot to be a little deeper, and the guy out the plane was never explained.

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Decent Action Fantasy

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-01-27

Good action, decent plot. Felt it was a little self-indulgent at times and some of the characters came off more as caricatures than genuine personalities. This is not a deep philosophical novel. It's a relatively light read. It's good enough that I will continue the series, but so far not so great that I'll remember it much after I'm done.