Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Book Review: The Oath of Vigilance

My thoughts on book #2 in the Abyssal Plague Trilogy, as posted on Goodreads:
It was good and I enjoyed it, but I did not think that it was as good as book #1 in the series. As others have noted, the developing relationship between Shara and Quarhaun didn't really ring true. While there might be reasons for this that we learn about later, it was probably the weakest part of the book.

On the other hand, there were things that I really loved about the book. Kri's development, though perhaps a tad rushed, was compelling and well-done. And Albanon's brush with madness, which featured him struggle to fight back using mathematics as a guide, was beautiful. Finally, I really enjoyed the opportunity to explore some of the sights and sounds of Fallcrest, which I know well from the roleplaying game.

All in all, it was a fun read, and a good bridge to the final novel in the Nentir Vale portion of this trilogy. I've already started in on the next book!