I did it. I finally finished it.
For those looking for a “clean” read, this isn’t it. It’s not as graphic as some others, but there are some scenes that go beyond the usual heated kissing.
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This novel is kind of like watching the movie “Legend”: there’s a really good story in there but the execution leaves a lot to be desired.
It’s a shame because the world is very interesting, the concept of the firestorm that’s explained is fascinating, and there are moments when the story works. Most amazing of all is the way she’s built the Pyr (except the Wyvern). The rules for that set of characters were very nice and when the focus was on that, the story soared.
By the way, when I talk about poor execution, I’m not talking about phrasing or anything like that. I’m talking about bad dialogue, characters that act so stupid at times you just hope they die, and a deus ex machina plot twist that made me, literally, throw the book across the room.
I wish I could give this more than two stars. I’m sorry, Ms. Cooke.