This is going to be a first for my blog - I did not like this book. Most of the time I find things about a book that I can enjoy even it I don't like other things. I couldn't finish this one.
The Treasured One is the sequel to The Elder Gods that I read a little while ago. I thought it would be a good continuation since the first book left a big opening for a sequel but I only got about a hundred pages in before I decided to put it down.
The story wasn't so bad but it just didn't intrigue me. The characters were okay, but not very dynamic and I just couldn't get involved with them. I kept reading, more out of obligation than real pleasure and finally got the point where I figured it was silly to spend time reading something I didn't really want to when there are so many other books I could be reading and enjoying.
This book, for me, held no beauty, no artistry. It was flat, almost like an outline, with nothing to make it live in my mind. So I set it down, returned it to the library and moved on. I can count the number of times I've done this on one hand - I don't like not finishing a book. Have you ever set a book aside?