In this sequel to Black Trillium, Norton relates the further story of Kadiya, the fiery, sword-wielding princess who returns to the City of the Garden intending to bury her sword forever, only to discover that she has another task to fulfill.In this sequel to Black Trillium, Norton relates the further story of Kadiya, the fiery, sword-wielding princess who returns to the City of the Garden intending to bury her sword forever, only to discover that she has another task to fulfill.Read Less
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This book is a mess. The last chapter is good, but everything leading up to it was a muddled tangle of too-heightened language and vague motivation. The heroine's need to discover her purpose was not nearly tangible enough or driving enough to warrant any strong investment in her search. If the character is confused but driven by an unidentified source, then the book really needs to show this, to compensate in some way for this lack of clarity and to get the plot moving and streamlined. This really didn't happen. Also, the language just bogged down what would have been some really intense imagery. My brain kept tripping over references such as "oath-closed," "battle-kin," "shield brother," and more. The previous installment, "Black Trillium," handled the heightened fantasy language more lightly and to much better effect. Here, it led to several instances where I would find myself totally confused as to where the characters were, what they were doing, and why they were doing it. I'm giving this two stars as opposed to one because there was an undercurrent of intrigue that I kept hoping would come to the fore and make everything coalesce. I was rewarded with a wonderfully clear last chapter. I also think that perhaps not everyone would be as annoyed by the clunky language as I was.
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