All of this stuff goes on for what feels like ever without really getting anywhere. The narrative is split between all the parties, flitting back and forth between them within chapters. I found that any time something started to get interesting, we'd immediately cut to something less interesting. Everyone was trying to figure out what the heck was happening through prophecies that weren't particularly interesting (and everyone kept saying this was happening too soon, but nothing seemed to explain why that was the case). And the characters seemed to get more boring as the book progressed (the Vendilion clique was boring listening to Maralen....and there was a lot less of the two sisters through the book. Plus Rhys was pretty boring in this book - half of his actions were seen through the eyes of the Blessed who were hunting him, so we didn't even get to see him really in action until he was getting the snot kicked out of him at the end. And I still don't really know what the heck Maralen is, nor do I really care.). Morningtide was a real struggle to get through; I have no intention of reading Eventide after slogging through this book. And I'm especially disappointed because I loved the idea of this setting, but these books just didn't really live up to what I was expecting of them.
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