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Lord of Nightmares - Jana Kvičerova (review)


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This book has a pretty high rating on the databases and I was looking forward to it. The annotation beckons a fantasy with a romantic streak where the main character, Via, daughter of the gods, is tasked with ridding the entire septuplets of the lord of moths.

The prologue was quite interesting and I plunged on with my reading. I guess I'm not the target audience, but then I was imagining something different. The main character, who this was all supposed to revolve around, for the first 200! pages of the book, to put it simply, all she manages to do is develop an alcohol addiction, and then move from her home to her mother-in-law's castle.

And that's it. The rest of the story is interspersed with descriptions depicting the history and appearance of the entire fantasy world. Her husband wanders in an attempt to gain information about the enemy.

 

Jana has a great imagination and knows Sevenfold to the core, but the reader drowns in the overload of descriptions.

It reminded me of watching movies in the 1990s. Ten minutes of action, followed by a half-hour block of commercials (read: descriptions), at the end of which, one doesn't even know what was in the commercials, let alone what one was watching before them.

 

If one likes the author to portray everything in detail, one will be satisfied. You'll learn about almost all the inhabitants of the Seven Beasts, the fascinating history of its creation, and who had what shoes. For me, however, the story I was expecting was missing.

Because when, in the last third of the book, the heroine finally takes action (spoiler alert) and meets the love of her life again, with whose help she kills the main villain, we are suddenly done. I mean, the end... yes, the book has an open ending, and aside from the death of the Lord of the Flies, nothing is actually concluded.

This annoyed me at first, but then I thought it would be a shame if the next installment, which is currently in the works, didn't come out.



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