Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lord Sunday by Garth Nix

Lord Sunday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #7)Lord Sunday by Garth Nix

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


So this was a great series. Everything I have read from Garth Nix has been great, and he writes to his audience very well. As with any fantastical fantasy finale, there are fine scientific points I could pick at when it comes to his ultimate resolution. But really, that is half the fun of reading a fantasy series. It is not unlike the pasttime of some history buffs I know who wonder what it would have been like if something slightly different had happened at some point in the past. It is fun to toss around, but in the end, what happened IS the end.

I have one criticism, and I feel strongly enough that I almost wanted to mark this down by a star because of it. (It retained all five stars based on how much I enjoyed the entire series when it was all said and done.) This book is just plain too short.

I know that is an odd situation in this day and age where final installments probably average 50% more pages than book 1 (my observation, not scientific data), but this is one book that would have been better with a bit more to it. It is just all over so quickly, simply and cleanly that maybe I just wasn't ready for it. It was very lightweight, but then again, that also earns Nix praise for continually delivering to his young adult audience.

Overall summary: Five stars. Enough said.

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