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AlwaysCarryABook

Always Carry a Book!

I am a fantasy fan first and foremost! I will, however, read anything interesting as long as its not crime fiction. I never go anywhere without a book/ebook!

The Desert Spear - Peter V. Brett The storyline with the corelings, wards, and Arlen and his gang was great, i loved how creative it was. For that alone i kept reading.
What ruined this book for me, and i mean really ruined it, was Krasia and Brett's thoroughly unlikeable characters.

I probably only liked 5 characters from this book, and some of those are just minor characters. Most of the women in this series are manipulative bitches, and most men are raping murderers.
What was Brett thinking with Leesha in this book? Way to ruin a good character!

Okay. With the Krasians, i'm not going to bother beating around the bush. Krasia is based on the culture and religion of some Middle Eastern countries. Veiled and powerless women, the Everam, brutal laws, etc. - its there for everyone to see. And its not something i like to read about. I'm sure some people found it interesting but personally, if i want to read about powerless women and religious extremists, i'll read the news (which i do for the sake of being informed, and thats quite enough for me). Brett spent a good third of the book explaining the Middle East to us but changed the names to fantasy names - lol what? And perhaps it would have been okay if he was trying to make a point with it, but no point really comes through.

I honestly disliked this book. I would stop reading this series but my sister is pushing me to continue so at some point i'll have to read book 3.

2 stars.