Overall rating and opinion of the "End of the Last Great Kingdom" by Victor Rose

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Re: Overall rating and opinion of the "End of the Last Great Kingdom" by Victor Rose

Post by Christina Rose » 06 Dec 2017, 02:38

SharisseEM wrote:
05 Dec 2017, 23:09
I enjoyed this book a lot. It's kind of like Harry Potter with the graphic content of Game of Thrones so...a mature version of Harry Potter, I guess. The setting is so highly detailed and the characters are highly developed. Overall, a really good read!
I loved the detailed setting, and agree that the characters are very well developed. I’m glad you enjoyed the novel!

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Post by Marylynn » 06 Dec 2017, 07:22

The book is interesting especially since it focuses on overcoming odds to fit in a particular environment. 3 out of 4 stars.

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Post by shelidizel » 06 Dec 2017, 11:14

Good suspense there. Its a great read. I enjoyed it and i will rate it 4 stars over and over again. Here is my advice: read it and thank me later..

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Post by shelidizel » 06 Dec 2017, 11:26

Leaf has always been a bullied orphan at the mage school, unable to control even a single element. When he manages to pass his test, everyone is shocked. That single event propels Leaf and his Crimson friends down a dark path that no one could fathom, requiring more than just blind luck to survive. The legend of Brimstone haunts all of them; will they be able to save a civilization on the brink of destruction?

While initially I thought oh great another Harry Potter knockoff, I was pleasantly surprised by the plot and pacing of End of the Last Great Kingdom, and found myself hoping to read more in the series. While I thought the ending journey was wrapped up a little too quickly without the detail of the rest of the book, on the whole it was a solid story that didn’t hesitate to incorporate some darker, less pleasant aspects of war and occupation. If you enjoy fantasy this is a good pick up.

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Post by Londera » 06 Dec 2017, 13:17

I enjoy fantasy/adventure novels, so I enjoyed this book. Im currently impatiently waiting on the last book in the Throne of Glass series,so this book has helped me wait.

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Post by Christina Rose » 06 Dec 2017, 17:09

Londera wrote:
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I enjoy fantasy/adventure novels, so I enjoyed this book. Im currently impatiently waiting on the last book in the Throne of Glass series,so this book has helped me wait.
I haven’t heard of that series. I’ll have to check it out. :)

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Post by Mwanaidi » 07 Dec 2017, 15:30

A mix between Harry Potter and Game of thrpones? I should definitely read this

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Post by Christina Rose » 08 Dec 2017, 01:30

Mwanaidi wrote:
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A mix between Harry Potter and Game of thrpones? I should definitely read this
I hope you enjoy it!

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 09 Dec 2017, 01:14

:P Though I have not read this book but the theme of this book makes it interesting and worth reading. So I will rate this book 3 out of 4 stars.
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Post by ktrae910 » 09 Dec 2017, 08:35

I really enjoyed "End of the Last Great Kingdom"! I especially liked that the hero, Brimstone, was an anti-mage rather than a real mage. He had to fight with his wit and his strength and his real strength was that he wasn't affected by the magic of others.

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Post by Stapes » 10 Dec 2017, 13:06

Christina Rose wrote:
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CaitlynLynch wrote:
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I think the high levels of violence could turn some readers off. That said, a lot of fantasy readers today cut their teeth on George R. R. Martin, who certainly doesn't shy away from the gore. I wonder if Victor Rose took GRRM's work as a baseline?
I’ve read reviews that compare this novel to Game of Thrones, but I’ve not personally read or watched it. I feel like I should, though. It’s generally my go-to genre for books.
I am a big Game of Thrones fan. I have not read the "End of the Last Kingdom" just yet. But due to the reviews and comments I just read, this might just be my next read.

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Post by Crazy » 10 Dec 2017, 14:28

what a great book!! i do not really like reading but this book here got me hooked..love it

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Post by Thabang Amos » 11 Dec 2017, 04:11

Great and interesting book. A lot of action and suspense. I think it's a book anyone would enjoy

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Post by powergirl » 11 Dec 2017, 09:00

This is a quick, enjoyable and easy read.I found this one interesting.The characters are well developed and have you rooting for good things the whole time.I really did like the author's great imagination and storytelling skills. But i did not like the ending , it was a bit rushed.
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Post by Christina Rose » 11 Dec 2017, 21:57

ktrae910 wrote:
09 Dec 2017, 08:35
I really enjoyed "End of the Last Great Kingdom"! I especially liked that the hero, Brimstone, was an anti-mage rather than a real mage. He had to fight with his wit and his strength and his real strength was that he wasn't affected by the magic of others.
I like that he was an anti-mage, also (love the term, by the way, I’ve never heard it before). It set him apart from the others.

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