Monday, September 28, 2009

Tersias by GP Taylor

This book was given to me and it sat in my bookshelf for about 2 years. A few times I picked it up and contemplated reading it but for some reason, it didn’t appeal to me. At one point, I even put it in a box with other books that I want to dispose off…… but for some reason, I put it back in the shelf.

It was early this year that I started to read it after having nothing interesting to read on hand. Surprising, it was quiet entertaining and I moved on from chapter to chapter and at the same time thanked my lucky star that I didn’t trash it. That feeling of thankfulness didn’t last long. Halfway through, I started to get bored with the book. I didn’t enjoy it, find it a pain to read and the characters were just plain boring! I didn’t really enjoy the storyline and from something that was quite promising, the story went downhill and all I want to do is to complete it for completing sake.

I have not read any books by GP Taylor. The jacket of the book claimed that this is the ‘eagerly anticipated thired novel from the bestselling author of Shadowmancer and Wormwood.

I think that if the earlier two books are anything like Tersias, I didn’t miss much. I also couldn’t understand why the book was titled ‘Tersias’ since he (the Tersias character) didn’t really play such a big role in the development of the plot. It just makes me think that either GP Taylor started off with intention of developing Tersias’s character into something bigger but he couldn’t get it done or Taylor just couldn’t be bothered to come up with a more interesting title.

Perhaps it's better off if I left this book in my 'to sell' box. If you do come across this book, sorry to say this but 'bin it'.

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