3. The Palace of Impossible Dreams – by Jennifer Fallon
Not quite as much of a rollercoaster ride as the previous book, The Palace of Impossible Dreams lays down the foundations for the (no-doubt) killer punches of the final book. I did find it a little slow in parts, which is a first for a Fallon book in my experience, but by slow I mean I was content to put it down to go and make a cup of tea, instead of the previous two where I had nearly burst my bladder on a number of occasions from wanting to read ‘just one more chapter’. Once the tea was made I always came back to the book, so you could never say I was actually getting bored!
I think in part this ‘slowness’ was a result of it being the first of the books so far that allowed itself to get caught up with the ‘romance’ aspect of the story, and let’s face it, I write horror and sci-fi so I’m always going to get a little antsy when there is romance afoot. For others this would probably be the highlight.
Again we finish on a great final note, with the reading desperately wanting to know what happens next. Again I have given thanks to the tide lords that the series has been finished and I can be reading the next one in the next few days. I’m picking another short book to read between this and the next in the series so I can get back and find out how it is all going to end!