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review 2018-03-04 00:00
Lands of Dust
Lands of Dust - John Triptych Lands of Dust - John Triptych Good world building, in a possibly post apocalypse world where there are just a few tribes of people scattered around in a dying, dried up world.
There are old tales of life before things changed, and two distinct schools of magic.

The characters are fairly predictable, along with most of the story, although there are a few surprises along the way. The pace of writing is just right to keep you turning the pages to see what will happen next.

This first book in the series was free on Amazon, I'm not sure if I'll rush off to buy book 2 right away.
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review 2018-02-03 09:37
Triptych - Karin Slaughter

Some more old reviews I'm filling in here to close the gaps :)




I'd never read anything by Karin Slaughter before, but she was recommended to me so many times I decided to give Triptych a try, and I liked it a lot. The story was pretty dark and blood was running freely. I did catch onto the killer rather early on, but still, I would like to read more of Karin Slaughter's books in the future.

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review 2016-09-26 23:33
Triptych Book Review
Triptych - Karin Slaughter

Ehhh, I liked it and found it hard to put down but its a bit gruesome for me. Even when I was expecting it to me. I also had a really hard time liking any of the characters in this one. Probably won't be finishing the series as I believe there are many.


This is the perfect book for those who like dark thrillers (not necessarily mysteries) but those about serial killers and kidnappings. It can be hard to stomach at times. I have to say I liked Slaughter's most recent book (which is the only other one I have read) more than Triptych. I think it must be the characters.


It has a lot of good reviews on Goodreads, so I definitely recommend trying it if this is your genre (I'm trying to expand).

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review 2016-09-04 16:31
Verstummt // Triptych !!!
Verstummt - Karin Slaughter,Klaus Berr

German and english review


Es ist eine Weile her, dass ich ein Karin Slaughter Buch in der Hand gehalten habe (reden wir lieber nicht über meine Gefühle zu Zerstört!!!!) und ich bin froh, dass ich jetzt endlich mit der Will Trent Reihe angefangen habe.


Die Geschichte im Allgemeinen und vor allem, die ganzen Drehungen und Wendungen, die der Fall genommen hat, einfach unglaublich klasse. Ich bin echt ein großer Fan von Karin Slaughters Art ihre Geschichten zu erzählen und werde immer richtig reingezogen und vergesse auch mal gerne alles um mich rum. Es war wirklich total spannend gehalten und wurde mir an keiner Stelle langweilig.


Will und Angie. Die beiden sind mir ja total ans Herz gewachsen, getrennt voneinander aber auch zusammen. Meine total verkorksten Babies!!!! Ich hoffe wirklich, dass Angie auch in weiteren Büchern auftauchen wird. Ich liebe einfach die Art von Charakteren wie die beiden es sind. So viel Ballast aus der Vergangenheit, so viele Probleme im Hier und Jetzt. Sie sind alles andere als perfekt, aber sie kämpfen sich durch jeden Tag. Aaaaah, ich liebe sie einfach.


Mehr will ich zu dem Buch und der Geschichte eigentlich garnicht verraten, es ist ein Thriller, bei dem man jede Seite/jeses Kapitel nehmen sollte, wie es kommt, ohne viel zu viel zu wissen.


Aber ich kann das Buch wirklich nur sehr empfehlen.




It's been a really long time, since I actually held one of Karin Slaughters books in my hands (let's not talk about all the feeling I have about Beyond Reach!!!) and I'm really glad, that I finally started reading the Will Trent series.


The story itself, especially with all the twists and turns that the case took, just amazing. I'm such a huge Fan of the way Karin Slaughter writes her stories and I always get sucked in and forget the stuff that is happening around me. So thrilling and exciting, all the way through the end, there was never a moment that I was bored with the pace.


Will and Angie. These two are my everything now, seperate from each other but also together. My damaged babies!!!! I really hope that Angie will be in the following books. I just love those types of characters that these two are. So much baggage from the past, so many issues in the here and now. They are anything but perfect but they fight through each day. Aaaaaaah, I just love them so so so much.


I'm actually not gonna say more about this book or the storie, cause it's a thriller and I think if you read this book, you should take every page/chapter as it comes, without knowing too much.


But I highly recommend this book.

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review 2016-04-11 18:05
The first of a triptych but not the full story
Tobias (The Triptych Chronicle) by Prue Batten (2015-12-01) - Prue Batten

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I was fascinated by the description and the concept behind this historical novel. A story of spies, trade, politics, brotherly love, prejudice, song and art, set up in the era of knights, noble houses, the Crusades and Byzantium, the book had story, adventure and interesting characters (including the protagonists, achondroplasic twin brothers, Tobias and Tomasso, dwarves who are not only minstrels and accomplished musicians, but can fight with the best and are spies too).

Although there is plenty to recommend this story (beautiful writing, incredible description of settings, power relations, ships, trade routes, and even social and religious customs), my difficulty with it was that I felt I caught the story half-way through after lots of it had already happened. Not having read the previous series the author has dedicated to the noble house of Gisborne, the constant references to facts and adventures that had happened before made me feel as if was missing a big chunk of the action (although this is book one, and that could cause confusion to some readers).  

The story is told in the third person but from Tobias’s point of view and I had some difficulty with the amount of telling that required at times, as due to their small stature and the need to be discreet because of the risks involved in the business at hand (the trading in an illegal and very valuable purple dye, that has come to embody power and everybody wants), the brothers are in hiding often and others have to tell them what happened. I felt the style of these fragments was not different enough from the rest of the book as to clearly indicate another speaker, rather than something once again seen from Tobias’s point of view.

I also felt I needed further information to fully empathise with the main character and his hesitation, ambivalence, difficulty making decisions, and his strained relationship with his brother (whom I found the more interesting of the two, perhaps because more morally ambivalent, with several shades of grey). Not knowing how Tomas had changed, or what their relationship had been like before, other than in a brief flashback to their time in Paris, didn’t help me fully understand why he found him so difficult now. By contrast, I thought some of the secondary characters like the captain of the ship, who is always handy to save Toby, and the doctor, were fascinating and well deserving of their own books (perhaps that’s already planned).

A solid book about a fascinating topic, with historical detail of the period beautifully rendered, that I feel it will be enjoyed more by readers already familiar with the characters and their backgrounds.  

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