Last week I finished reading The Ships of Air (The Fall of Ile-Rien Trilogy Book 2) by Martha Wells.📚
The second book starts, where the story in book one ended. The first half of this book could not deliver on the high expectations I had after reading the first issue. The story was dragging along most of the time, and there was no sense of progress. I see that this is quite a different way to manage long journeys in books, instead of just ignoring the time it takes to get from a to b. It was just perhaps a bit too much for me, and the action could have started earlier. And we are not talking about books with thousands of pages we only have like 400 here, and it feels like a lost opportunity in telling more of the story.
I still liked where the story went overall, and there are some nice plot twists as well. And unusually for me, I realized the twist before they happened.
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