Times I genuinely worried for any "of the characters Considering this was ostensibly a book about facing conseuences of past actions current "the characters Considering this was ostensibly a book about facing conseuences of past actions current seemed to have very little conseuences on their own Overall though it did not dampen my enjoyment of the story and I would certainly not let it put you off Maker s Curse is a worthy ending to an excellent series and I truly hope you enjoy it as much as I did Definitely the weakest of the series plot wise It s a book about wrapping up some loose ends with a bit of a threat in the background that s too easily resolved The ending is rather lackluster This ending felt very flatThe epic tale this could and should have been drasticly changed directions after book 2 Where book 3 was somewhat interesting and believable the plot of the last installment went in a weird direction Suddenly a mad character poses an unrealistic threat and ills millions of people And the main characters just let her Because they re pacifists Nvm that they re significantly stronger they just let the threat grow and grow Just meh in the end the antagonist just vanishes nobody is sure what even happend to her Just presumed deadIt s a good book the pacing is great the characters are likeable the prose is great it just flows but its the superman problem what ind of a twisted fuck who is basically immortal would let a murder just roam free and not take serious action I mean at one point there was an option to just capture the antagonist and she just lets her go I am wtf You can literally just dumb her somewhere devoid of magic Problem fixed I am disappointed From Trudi Canavan s Homepage s Curse Book Four of Millennium s Ruleby Trudi Canavan on Jul 17 2017 Yes you read that rightI can officially announce that I am going to be writing a fourth book in the Millennium s Rule series Maker s Curse will be the last book ProbablyRight from when I first conceived the idea many years ago I had the feeling it might be of a series of books than a stand alone or trilogy Not just because of the huge potential in a universe full of thousands of worlds but because Rielle s stories were like episodes that built on her past than a single story arc However when I returned to the story many years later and Tyen s story melded with hers a main story arc had become solid and I wasn t sure if it would carry me past three books I did warn my publisher that it might be a longer seriesHowever when I was working on the edits for Successor s Promise last year I couldn t help feeling that I hadn t uite pushed that story arc as far as it ought to have gone Some of the original intentions that I d put aside were still strong in my mind some of the newer ideas begged to be developed further and I could see a whole lot of interesting directions to send Rielle and Tyen Eventually I sat down and wrote an outline and the way it all came together smoothly into a great book idea made it feel like it had been obvious all along I had just been so distracted by all the troubles with my back that I hadn t seen it Now having taken a six month break from writing to let my back heal then work had at strengthening it I m ready to start writing It has been hard holding off because I am SO excited about this book and can t wait to follow Rielle and Tyen into the adventures I have planned for them. Cally dead worlds and dangerous sorcerers a threat unlike anything the worlds have faced before Rielle and Tyen must reunite if they are to have any chance of saving humanity. .
Trudi Canavan Ì 1 REVIEWThe ueen is back long live the ueen I love Trudi so much just every single word I devour with enthusiasm and delight This is book four in the millennium s rule series and I don t feel you can just jump in without reading the previous three but if you haven t go read them they are modern classics and amazing Trudi s world building is simply magical no pun intended honest and you fall into her works and you may as well be on a different planet while reading these you get so drawn in The characterisation is just exemplary you travel the characters journey with them as she develops and expands their complex nature I was so sad to see this end but I m hoping there are future books or side stories from these worlds and characters Top class fantasy writing of the best "kindThanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest "to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest The Millennium s Rule series is complete and I am sad but also content This really was a journey and since I finished the book I ve been reading all about why it took so long to complete the obstacles Trudi Canavan has fac I enjoyed reading it but honestly the entire book was unnecessary This could ve been left as a trilogy and nothing would be lostThe pacing of the book is also very odd It drags things out for 80% of the book and I was shocked how suddenly it ended Overall a solid book but for the last book in a series the ending felt very underwhelming to me especially when the stakes had been so high I still think the concept of the worlds was awesome and as always I enjoyed Trudi Canavan s writing styleThanks to Netgalley
Orbit for the copy of Maker s Curse What an awful ending to a series that started so well The first one of the series Thief s Magic was an excellent book Unfortunately with each subseuent book the uality deteriorated which culminated with that sory excuse of a final book in an epic fantasy series called Maker s Curse The series was originally intended as a trilogy and in my opinion should ve been left at that For some reason even though the main plot line was #resolved within Successor s Promise the author continued with another installment Because of # within Successor s Promise the author continued with another installment Because of for the most part of the book there was no real conflict Our main characters had defeated the Raen and together with all are left as being the most powerful sorcerers in all of the worlds One of the most interesting characters of the series Vella is completely missing for most of the book which was another let down for me About halfway through an antagonist is introduced which forces our characters to team up to defend the worlds The conflict introduced that late in the book felt cheap and just a tool to force our characters to be together The series ends with an atempt at tying up lose ends that was very predictable and ute frankly badIf you are interested in the series just stop after book one it s not worth it I am such a Trudi Canavan fan girl but this book just missed the mark for me It felt rather anti climactic and as though there should have been at the end For makers curse just to be a mistranslation seemed like an easy out of a plot point that was written and then just didn t work for where the book needed to go Felt like a bit of a meh moment when I finished it and this is definitely not what I m used to when finishing anything. Rielle is now the Maker restorer of worlds She has lost count of the number of worlds she has been sent to saveTyen has cast off his old identity No longer a spy he now attem. Canavan has written First of all I would like to say thank you to the people at Orbit and Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to review this book in advance It is always a privilege and I look forward to reading upcoming fantasy in the futureThis review contains very minor spoilers for the end of Successor s Promise The ReviewAlright before I get into things I have to make a confession I wasn t sure I was going to read Maker s Curse Don t get me wrong Trudi Canavan is a "terrific writer and I loved the worlds the magic system the characters "writer and I loved the worlds the magic system the characters of The Millennium s Rule series but book three totally lost me I couldn t tell you exactly what it was but I new even as I finished it that I was already on the fence about book four And that is why I am exceptionally glad I decided to read Maker s Curse because it is easily the best book since the first one The story starts five years after the end of Successor s Promise with the Restorers now in charge of eeping peace between the worlds Rielle has been working tirelessly to restore magic to the worlds drained of power though she longs for a break and is starting to uestion the motives behind the worlds she is sent to save Tyen has been in hiding with his students teaching those brave enough to stay with him about mechanical magic whilst his old school Liftre uses increasingly lethal means to eliminate any competition More and worlds have fallen to the twisted war machines which have been refined with brutal efficiency to destroy everything in their path With everything Tyen and Rielle fought so hard to save at stake the pair have to look at the sins of their own pasts to have a hope of saving the future Now there are many things I loved about this story but first and foremost because we are talking about Trudi Canavan I have to gush over the worldbuilding We get to see many minor worlds as well as the main ones and they are just ridiculously well thought out even when they are in the story for all of five minutes The impact magic has had on the worlds is both great and subtle from great conuests and wars to shared customs and matching plantlifeThe main worlds are rich with culture religion class #prejudices etc and whilst we can see how these have had an impact on the main characters we can also # etc and whilst we can see how these have had an impact on the main characters we can also the contrasts that have developed within said characters over the past three books Both Tyen and Rielle are older wiser and jaded given all they ve been through Neither have wholly healed from the events of Successor s Promise but they ve removed their fingers from the pie of multi world politics content to contend with the issues in their own way Rielle has matured into a caring nurturing figure and her interactions with all are some of my favourite in the book Tyen remains polite and cautious always aware the enemies he s made are never far behind I pretty much spent the whole book wanting to smash their lips together and give them a happy ending which I will do you the favour of not spoiling hereIf I had one gripe with Maker s Curse and I do only have one it is a lack of tension Everything felt a bit too easy everyone a bit too understanding Something bad would happen in one chapter and be resolved the next I don t expect a breakneck pace in a five hundred odd page fantasy novel but I can count on one hand the number of. Pts to teach new sorcerers and find ways to counteract the war machines that are spreading throughout the worldsBut when an old enemy brings news of something worse than magi. ,And Orbit For The