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Quick Review: Time Of Contempt

I must say there were moments while reading this book when I had to take short breaks because I was too excited or too busy mentally praising this or that scene or line to still be able to focus properly. The action is decent, but the calmer moments are even better, offering the great characters a chance to shine even more, portraying the world in perhaps unnecessary but definitely most welcome detail, and touching upon major issues or sharing words of wisdom for those who care for deeper meanings.
On the other hand, while the chapters are particularly long, the book itself is far shorter than I think a fantasy book should be, or at least far shorter than I prefer one to be, regardless of the fact that there are several of them in the series. Perhaps for that reason, some moments seem treated too shallowly, in contrast with the overall atmosphere and attention to detail. And I definitely disliked the untranslated Elder speech, especially when there was a significant amount of it.

Rating: 4/5


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