FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:
COULD NOT FINISH:
I love a good fantasy novel, but I want to be able to visualize the fantasy world of the story. Ms. Itäranta’s latest novel and the world in which the story takes place was so difficult to understand that I found myself dreading picking up the book. Even after the first quarter of the novel, I did not have a good grasp of the differences and similarities, the rules, the socio-economic layers, or even the characters in general. By the time she introduced an unknown spider-like monster, I was pretty much done giving it a chance.