Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand

Souls Reckoning Souls Reckoning
Book 3 of The Broken Well Trilogy
by Sam Bowring

Supplied for review by Hachette New Zealand

Reviewed By: Jacqui Smith

It becomes rapidly evident that Bowring is happy to be in the third book of the trilogy, as he brings the reader towards the climatic battle at a cracking pace. And then we sit there, two great armies facing each other, as their leaders machinate, unable to proceed with the serious business of more than a bit of fighting around the edges. Bowring then proceeds to rid his world of assorted nasties, before bringing the vital elements altogether. And then, with everything lined up for a satisfactory conclusion, he somehow manages to get it all wrong, at least for this reader. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so strong an urge to rip out the last few chapters of a book, and re-write them myself the way they should have been. For me, at least, it was a total train-wreck of what was a very promising and well-crafted trilogy. And I’m seriously disappointed!
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