20 April 2017

Sebastian - Anne Bishop (the world building brought me to my knees)

#1 in the The Landscape of Ephemera series
it's no secret that I love "The Courtyards of the Others" series by Anne Bishop
that's why I want to read some of her previous books as well
to start I choose "Sebastian"
I started reading this book over a month ago
it took me a long to to finish the story
not because it's a bad one
but rather because the world building was at times a bit baffling for me
it was hard to understand who was who
why a certain place was exactly the way it was
how everything fit together
I love Anne Bishop's complex world building in "The Others"
but while reading "Sebastian" I was more often than not confused by it
especially in the first chapters
later it got easier to understand the connections between all of the characters and settings
but it was never as easy as expected
the more I read of the book
the more I enjoyed it
"Sebastian" is not a book you can read on the go
you need some time and a calm mind to really understand what is going on
to build a good connection with the characters
even though at the end this turned out to be a good book for me
one I enjoyed reading
I still don't plan to continue with this series
because the world the series is set in is not my favourite
and I frankly don't need more of it right now.

If you like complex fantasy worlds
with a big cast of characters
and intense stories
then this series could be something for you.

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