The Court of the Air
Publish date: September 3rd 2007
Pages no: 582
Edition language: English
Series: Jackelian (#1)
The blurb and storyline gleaned from descriptions and reviews seems intriguing, but the pacing, writing-style and Mary-Sue orphan characters really made me feel it was perhaps not worth it. A possible return if I completely run out of anything else to read.
The Court of the Air is a really good concept that starts off with a bang and then just kinda goes absolutely nowhere. It's just bogged down by too many unnecessary characters and too much freaking plot. I was left with a mild irritation and a large amount of confusion. The start of the book wasn't ...
I had very high hopes for this one, but I’m sad to report I didn’t make it through it. I did get to the end of Chapter 12, though – almost 1/3 of the book. But by then I was tired of trying to decipher what was going on, and I couldn’t make myself care anymore.Not to say I didn’t like the characters...
DNF Not so much done reading as I give up. Too many POVs, too much going on. The plot was good, but I got 1/4 through the book and the main char haven't even met yet!! April 15, 2012
I first saw the book on GR, slightly attracted by the cover (hot air balloon!) but after reviewing the blurb, decided NOT to add it to my 'to-read' shelf.I saw it at the shop for a cheap buy and just absolutely loved the cover (there's a world's difference in seeing a jpeg online to seeing & touchin...