The Ending (SPOILERS!)

Discuss the April 2017 Book of the Month, Raven's Peak by Lincoln Cole.

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Post by jemgirl202 » 05 Jun 2017, 23:24

I felt the ending was a little anti-climatic but those final paragraphs are what hooked me. It made me want to read the next book!

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Post by WordHound » 14 Jun 2017, 08:08

This book seems like it is introducing the characters, problems etc. for the rest of the series, so that's probably why it doesn't seem like it has much of a resolution.

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Post by Ebe Read » 15 Jun 2017, 04:18

I am happy with the way the book ended. It left me wanting to buy the next, just to find out what and why.

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Post by kina » 04 Jul 2017, 22:14

I get that the ending was to make the reader interested in the next book, but I think that Abigail's possible execution is a bit much for a cliffhanger. Especially after Haatim himself was left in the dark to what Frieda and Abigail were discussing until the last minute! I do enjoy the rest of the book though and look forward to the second book in the series.

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Post by amcanelly3 » 05 Jul 2017, 18:13

I absolutely hated the epilogue. Not for the writing, just the placement. I can handle the news of Abigail having to deal with the trial and potential death sentence, but that epilogue should have been the first chapter of the second book. The battle with the demon had ended and everything was slowing down, and then the epilogue tries to pick us back up again but failed.
Sidenote: I also disliked the prologue.

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Post by Ssinghal » 06 Jul 2017, 08:56

Unlike most series I've read, Ravens Peak did not end with a proper conclusion. This is partly due to the chapter when they go searching for the knife. I felt the book might have been better without the last chapter since it would lead to a proper conclusion and closure instead of a prologue to the next book.
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Post by Lyra » 10 Jul 2017, 11:44

No. I think that the ending is easily misconstrued as supposed to be 'the ending' per se. It is after all marketed as part of a series, then if the book ended anti-climactically there would be no hook to the next installation. In my mind, the book was a story told in three parts with three issues needing to be resolved but only one is ultimately satisfyingly ended - the battle with the child-possessing demon. Looking at it in this point of view, the mystery behind the demon who took Arthur and that revelation is attention grabbing, but the search for the knife that went missing which also lead to Abigail's sentence is a reminder of that hook that we also need to care about other characters aside from Arthur and the mystery demon. So we are taken by the series to find out more about what happens next to all of them. I hope I made sense in this post because I really liked the book.

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Post by Yolimari » 12 Jul 2017, 16:21

When I read the book, I thought the epilogue was the end. I realized this was not the case after scrolling down. I was a bit surprised, but I enjoyed it because I thought it was like an introduction to the next book in the series. And I loved the final bombshell.
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Post by Fabian Omondi » 19 Jul 2017, 03:24

Yeah I too thought that the ending should have come after the battle with the demon to atleast make it more enticing.

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Post by Blue-siren » 19 Jul 2017, 20:12

I was okay with the ending but I was a bit confused because most books don't end with an anti-climatic scene and it felt dull, especially after the fight with the demon. Though I thought that it was interesting way to end the first book, since it left you with question and wonderment about what would happen next. However, I would say that I'm not a huge fan of the ending, it made me feel incomplete about the book and bothered me that there was a very brief resolution.

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Post by Rumyana Bumbarova » 21 Jul 2017, 11:56

I agree that the story couldn't have ended after the demon is cast out because it would've left the dagger just hanging, but the scenes in the cave did take away a lot of the action and the suspense. It felt like the story was building up to something and failed to deliver it. I know that this is a series and the reader is supposed to be a little left in the dark at the end - it's a classic cliffhanger, so I could see how the ending is logical. I don't know, though, whether or not I'm going to continue with these books, not because this book was bad but simply because it wasn't something unique.

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Post by fayetino » 09 Aug 2017, 02:08

this was the first book so that was a good ending. it keeps the story going and I think that's what makes readers want to read the next book.

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Post by StephenieJ » 09 Aug 2017, 15:02

I feel the same way about the ending! The last 4 chapters, I realized I was getting close to the end and I could NOT stop reading.. only to be left feeling a lot of unsatisfying feelings. I realize it's only book one.. but I was really hoping to learn more about the significance of the knife, maybe get a little taste of the councel.. figure out where Arthur is. It wasn't a BAD ending by any means, however. It left me ready and wanting MORE!

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Post by lrbfilm » 16 Aug 2017, 21:10

I had a unique experience while reading, the file type I was using for the book didn't indicate page number so I was just flipping through and was expecting the story to keep going. When it hit the end it was jarring, the stuff with the dagger made me feel like there were still several more chapters to go before any sort of conclusion. I am glad she went looking for it then though, she had a sense of urgency for finding it and letting it wait until the next book would have taken away from her as a character and it as an object of power.

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Post by Harrygx3 » 09 Feb 2018, 08:43

I think the story ended nicely considering the fact that it has to build up some hype for the next books in the trilogy. Haatim and Abigail going for the knife was definitely another climax but a welcome one.

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