The Hallows: Micheal Scott

This is one of those books that makes me realize we need 1/2 star rating capabilities… this would definitely get 4 1/2 – why not the full 5 (although I gave it the full 5 since I don’t have the 4 1/2 option!)? Well, because I would have like to have seen a little more of the end. And it’s hard to explain what I mean by that without giving up the end. I also would have liked a little more of the history of the Hallows – we get quite a bit towards the end, but I think there was a little more…more.  This is one of those books that makes me realize we need 1/2 star rating capabilities… this would definitely get 4 1/2 – why not the full 5 (although I gave it the full 5 since I don’t have the 4 1/2 option!)? Well, because I would have like to have seen a little more of the end. And it’s hard to explain what I mean by that without giving up the end. I also would have liked a little more of the history of the Hallows – we get quite a bit towards the end, but I think there was a little more potential that was left untouched – especially with the sword’s history. But it was excellent!

Michael does a great job of cutting back and forth between scenes and yet I still feel like the book flows – sometimes authors try to do that and I feel so disjointed about it – and here, the transition is seemless and the book still flows and keeps things moving forward. I am becoming a fan of the way Michael sets out chapters/sections of the books by date too (see the Alchemyst and Magician for the same device).

There is suspense, action, gore (although not too much) and history all rolled up into one here. The opening chapter sucked me in and I couldn’t put the book down. I really felt for the character Greg Matthews and his losses. I also really disliked the bad guy – and when I can identify with the characters and feel invested, I know it’s a great book!

This means I am off to pick up more of Michael’s books!

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