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Lord of the Darkwood (Book 3) by Lian Hearn

Lord of the Darkwood (Tale of Shikanoko, #3)Lord of the Darkwood by Lian Hearn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the 3rd of 4 books that need to be read in order otherwise you’ll miss out on important pieces and generally feel like you’ve stepped into the middle of something with no reference points. The writing continues to be well done and well edited. This installment provides valuable information as the plot temporarily slows down in order to incorporate this information. This can make it seem sluggish or even a tad bit boring if your main focus is forward driven action. What is learned here sets the stage for the final book where hopefully the various plot threads weave nicely towards the completion of the tale. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.


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5 thoughts on “Lord of the Darkwood (Book 3) by Lian Hearn

  1. Agreed! Less daunting is good 🙂 But I also just find the look and feel of the size appealing, maybe for those reasons and maybe it’s “cuteness” or something. I don’t know lol


  2. Now I see 🙂 They may be the same cut size as a couple of books I’ve seen recently. They’re about an inch shorter, but the same width as the typical MG novel. I really like the size 🙂


    1. They are certainly easier to stash in a purse, bag or suitcase without adding considerable weight. It’s also less daunting to look at one this size with four books than looking at one the size of a Rothfuss or King book.

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    1. They are not all that long, actually, and quite easily read. Together they would make one nice sized novel but it’s easier to read them in four parts. They have small pages as they are cut smaller than typical books and seem to use a larger typeface. This makes it easier to read through them quickly as well as easier to carry. That said, I probably should pay more attention to how I schedule my posts instead of just posting my reviews in quick succession when I’m at the computer.


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