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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Book Review: The Seventh Tower Volumes 4-6: Above the Veil, Into Battle and the Violet Keystone - Garth Nix

Great conclusion to this series. I thought it was a great young adult way to handle the book. (Aimed any older, and the two main characters would have ended up married, but I actually like that they don’t.)

I honestly didn’t see Tal’s ultimate path coming until it was staring me in the face, so kudos to Garth Nix for keeping this an engaging actually suspenseful story.

I did find the ending a bit hurried, but it probably does work in the context of the audience for this book, so I’m trying not to mentally whine too much.

I definitely have to go see what else is available of Nix’s down in the children’s room in my library.

4 comments:

leia said...

Did anyone else have a problem with the fact that Milla took the bones out of the heatway tunnel after finding the talon to respectfully give them to the ice before seeing the crones than in the next book she was going back into the castle via heatway tunnels and found the skeleton bones lying there again????? did I miss something? Other than that great book!

Megan said...

Huh. I don't remember that. I'll have to go back and reread it :)

leia said...

Page 119 in volumes 4-6 she collects benes than page 122 cast them out onto the ice and then on 281 er and malen inf it in the heatway tunnels again. Big mess up, im a novelist so I catch that stuff. Oh well, i'll pretend I didn't see it. Or maybe there new bones? Even though she says they were the bones that they got the sunstone ring from. =)

Megan said...

Heh. I do have to confess, being in the middle of my Nanowrinmo novel, and having assembled a rather ridiculously sized page of notes in order to keep all my characters and plot points straight, I do have a degree more sympathy than I would have before I started putting this story down on figurative paper. :)