This is the second book in the Witches of Eileanan series. I read the first couple hundred pages of this book and then stopped. I just could not get into this book. There are so many characters and so much jumping around that I started to keep notes on who was who and who was involved with what.
The above coupled with the phonetically spelled out speech was driving me nuts. I loved the first book and the world it built, but this book just jumps around between too many characters. Additionally the phonetic spelling of the dialogue is hard to read.
I don't understand why authors have to rune perfectly good books by phonetically spelling out speech patterns. It is just as effective to day âthey talked with a Scottish accentâ or âthey spoke with rounded consonantsâ or something else that tells you how the speech sounds without making you struggle through reading it phonetically.
Overall I was disappointed in this book and will not be continuing the series.