Soâ€¦ Iâ€™m reading this series mostly because it had an entry on the Incompatible Sexuality page on TVTropes which convinced me. And because I knew shadowsinfire
had copies, so I knew I had access to it. Also, she likes them and kept rambling on about them at me and so that plus the TVTropes entry made me read them.
But this post has still been a long time comingâ€¦
Anyway, Inda. ( There are pointy things following. )
I did have a whole bunch of bookmarks in the book, but then an opportune time came for me to return it before I got to write this. But most of them were mostly squee type stuff, so you probably arenâ€™t missing out on much. Even if they were important, they generally fell under the following points.
And nowâ€¦ The Fox, which took far longer to read, because I did that abominable thing where I skip ahead and then have to forget about most of it before I read through it solid. That and during my skimming ahead, all that I saw was boring pirate ship sequences. And that all the interesting bits were all short and didnâ€™t contribute much to the overall plot except to placefill as â€śthis is what happened to these characters in these seven monthsâ€ť.
Aside from all that though, I kind of liked it more than Inda, mostly because the timelines made sense and there were cases where you were actually told how long had passed rather than just guessing at times. (No, there really was a line which went along the lines of â€śAnd seven months passedâ€ť which I was SO grateful to see.)
General things of interest that were the exciting and/or interesting bits: the coup resulting in Evered ascending to the throne, pretty much any scene with Hadand, Fox's epic burn and escape rescue thing, Tdor and Evered being mopey over Inda, the plot to help Evered survive his brother and Uncle and Tau and Jeje being awesome.
Things that were interesting but were a little boring at the same time: the Dag conspiracy, the Venn political conspiracy-ings, Ramis and Tauâ€™s politicking.
( I have bookmarks, a lot of them. Let me go through them all. Some are reiterations of the points above. )