So, you read a lot of Pearl Buck and got burned out? Then read this. It has duty, rank, AND magic. This book did make me cry once, never made me laugh and yet I still wanted to slap some sense into Eon about a million times. It isn't that she's TSTL- it's just that her main problem is hitting her over the head like a 2x4 and I feel like I'm the princess in the NeverEnding story watching Bastian reading the book with disbelief....JUST DO IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT.
This is the ONE thing that made me irritated while reading the book- otherwise it was great. I read it in almost one sitting (meaning I was able to finish it the bulk of it one insomniac night..last night).
Anyway- I can see why some people won't be reading Book 2 but I've already started it. I want to see how this all ends.