Pendulum, Book 3
Synopsis: When Eric Albright, a luckless London slacker, and his pal Stuart Casey went through a battered red door under a railway bridge, the last thing they expected to find was another world. There lay the strange, dark realm of Levaal, whose tyrant lord Vous has ascended to godhood. The great wall which has divided the land has been brought down, setting loose a horde of demonic Tormentors. In their sky prisons, the dragons are stirring, set to defy their slumbering creator and steal humanity’s world.
Shilen, a dragon cloaked in human form, has convinced Eric and Aziel, Vous’s daughter, to help free the dragons from their sky-prison, or Earth will be destroyed. She promises great power, and safety for all Eric’s favoured people, but Shilen has an ulterior motive, for the dragons wish to control humankind completely.
Review: I was a bit mixed with the first volume but I really had a great time with the second, so I was curious to discover this third and last novel. By cons I admit that I had more difficulties get into the story this time …
We find all the characters we learned to enjoy in the novels and it is true that I am always impatient to see Eric and Aziel to see what would happen to them. As always, we start on all the different protagonists of the story and although it’s always interesting to see what happens, I admit that I have always a little trouble when there are a lot of characters. I often prefer to follow less persons not to be too lost. This is perhaps what made my mind after a moment despite the interest I had initially. For me, it is not a bad book, it’s always very well done and I admit that the manipulation of the dragons and their appearance (more present in the story) were fascinating to understand and observe. I must say that our characters interact a lot with them, even if they do not know if they can trust them.
As I said, it was a nice and fast book to read and but I got out several times of the story without being able to return completely, but I’m glad I discovered these three different volumes.
Sorry you couldn’t quite connect and stay with this one, it does happen though.
Dragons, there are dragons? Not a book that appealed to me until I read of the dragons.
A shame you didn’t connect with this one, its so disappointing when this is the case.
yeah that’s what is fun! I love dragons
It is hard when you cannot quite connect.
Melliane! it’s been so long! I hope you’re doing well! I’m so sad that this one wasn’t a good one for you and that you found it hard to connect with the story. Hopefully you’re not read is better.
it happens somtimes
Oh no! I’m sorry this last installment didn’t really work for you, Melliane. Great review, though.
Too bad, I liked the look of it, but now, eh
I have trouble if there are a lot of characters as well.
Well that’s unfortunate! Better luck with your next read 🙂
That’s disappointing considering this is the last book in the series. Kudos to you for sticking around til the end, I don’t think I would’ve
Dragons be damned. Sorry it sucked. :/
Sounds like a difficult series. I’m still curious though. I’ll have to look into the previous 2 books, I can’t place them at the moment.
Booo and it sounded so good too! :/
Aw that’s too bad. I have the first book somewhere, and I still mean to check it out one day. Wish book three had ended up better for you though. On the bright side, that cover is beautiful/badass.
I hope you’ll enjoy them
So the 2nd book was the best? That’s totally opposite of second book syndrome. 😀
It sucks when you can’t connect with the final book.
Sorry this one wasn’t as strong as book 2 Melliane! It’s always a bit of a bummer when you struggle with the first book in a series but decide to give the second a go anyway, only to be pleasantly surprised and then disappointed once again by the third. Could the second book be read a standalone?
I think it would be complicated as it’s fantasy
Darn. Too bad. I love that cover and it would have totally drew me in. I hate it when you can’t get back into a book.
I’m a fan od Dragons myself, so I can definitely see the appeal of the series. I’m sorry this one was less than you hope for, especially with how much you enjoyed the second book. Still, sounds like an interesting
right? I love dragons
Even though it wasn’t perfect, it sounds decent. I love the cover.