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Nice Writing - Boring Story
Reviewed in Canada on May 14, 2020
The writing is good. So, at first, it's interesting to read about a host of characters and their backstory while waiting for the story to begin. But then you get another character's background, then again another... and nothing much happens... then nothing much keeps happening... In the end, the writing may be good, but I got bored waiting for the story to start, or for the characters to evolve. I gave up midpoint and skipped to the end to find that nothing much did happen; the golem and the jinni remained much in the same state as they were 200+ pages earlier.