Overall rating and opinion of the "End of the Last Great Kingdom" by Victor Rose

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Re: Overall rating and opinion of the "End of the Last Great Kingdom" by Victor Rose

Post by Farmgurl1 » 29 Jan 2018, 21:22

I know I may ruffle a few feathers on this review but I have to say, I was not impressed. I am admittedly not a big fan of contemporary fantasy and the Harry Potter type stories, but I felt like the plot with the magical wizards and the battle scenes is just an overplayed ingredient. If you are a follower of the magical realm stories, this read may be a great one for you. Personally, I'll stick to my Gothic fiction.

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Post by Hephzi Lolami » 30 Jan 2018, 21:13

I enjoyed the book. Not being a lover of fantasy that much, the book really gripped my attention and I don't regret reading it. I would confess to loving the crimes and violence in the book because, 1. It is fantasy and left to your imagination; being a book. 2. Being a book that contains so much violence and was well described, I think it makes the book look more realistic. I love realism. I would rate it 4 over 4.

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Post by Kuolettava » 30 Jan 2018, 22:41

I haven't read this book yet, but it is definitely on my list. I have seen some people compare it to the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. How accurate would you say this description is? Is it only in reference to the type of violence that is in the novel, or is it also in reference to the amount of detail and world-building that has been put into the book?

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Post by kaylaolson35 » 01 Feb 2018, 14:31

I have not read this book yet, but I love reading all the posts. It has peaked my interest and this is definitely a book I will be reading!

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Post by S_Mulla » 05 Feb 2018, 14:22

I'm not a fan of dark fantasies and didn't really enjoy the book. Although the book is very well written and intriguing.

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Post by Erikajoy94 » 05 Feb 2018, 19:19

Christina Rose wrote:
01 Dec 2017, 15:46
I really enjoyed this book. As a fan of fantasy novels, I found it very true to form. I loved the world building, unique and well developed characters, and epic battle scenes. I would definitely recommend reading this book to fans of dark fantasy and magic. Readers should use caution, though, as there are quite a bit of descriptive violent scenes. I gave this book 3 out of 4 stars due to scattered errors throughout the novel, but I think the story itself deserves a 4 star rating.

You make me want to read it!!! :D

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Post by Hawkite » 06 Feb 2018, 15:44

Yikes, I was hoping for an epic adventure in the range of Joe Abercrombie's The First Law series, and instead I got writing in the range of The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare – and like that series, a lot of people seem to have been drawn in by the cool premise. It's a shame really, but I won't be reading the second book.

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Post by innah96 » 12 Feb 2018, 11:08

I am definitely giving this book a go - I love fantasy and I believe I will love this one! :D

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Post by Stapes » 12 Feb 2018, 13:44

Truly looking forward to this read. I am a huge fantisy fan and this seems like a perfect fit.

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Post by vinodsai » 12 Feb 2018, 23:02

I haven't read the book yet, just read the sample and it got me hooked. The author did a great job of developing his characters and kept the storyline moving and this is definitely a book I will be reading.

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Post by Snrains13 » 14 Feb 2018, 19:39

Any fantasy book that has good world building as well as character development and rounding is great in my opinion. The writing was great in itself, however, I am very picky when it comes to fantasy, but I definitely like this a lot more than some of the recently popular fantasy books that have been huge and greatly rated.

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Post by ashpres12 » 14 Feb 2018, 23:41

N_R wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 22:55
Wow this book sounds really great. I have been reading all the reviews on this...including some spoilers...and I think that I want to read this now! I am not normally a fan of fantasy novels, but if it had been likened to Game of Thrones, I want to read it.

This is exactly how I feel about this book. Although I have not watched GoT so I might be missing out on a few things but I don't think that will hinder reading and understanding the story.

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Post by mtsnel006 » 15 Feb 2018, 03:39

I haven't read the book yet, but it sure sounds catchy. Would love to read it sometimes.
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Post by cristinaro » 15 Feb 2018, 10:42

Christina Rose wrote:
01 Dec 2017, 15:46
I really enjoyed this book. As a fan of fantasy novels, I found it very true to form. I loved the world building, unique and well developed characters, and epic battle scenes. I would definitely recommend reading this book to fans of dark fantasy and magic. Readers should use caution, though, as there are quite a bit of descriptive violent scenes. I gave this book 3 out of 4 stars due to scattered errors throughout the novel, but I think the story itself deserves a 4 star rating.
Since I like fantasy novels in general, I was trying to find out more about this book before deciding whether to read it or not. Your comments helped me in this respect. The book sounds like it's worth having a closer look, yet I hope the technical errors are not so many.
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Post by Emmanae » 15 Feb 2018, 22:24

This one was a bit hard for me to keep up on, with all of the different creatures, but I had those problems with GRRM's GOT until I listened to them in audio book form. That makes me wish there was an audio book version of End of the Last Great Kingdom.

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