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Review: The Twelve Children of Paris

The Twelve Children of Paris (Tannhauser Trilogy, #2)The Twelve Children of Paris by Tim Willocks
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

As a sequel to his first book in the trilogy, The Religion, this novel was a disappointment. I rather enjoyed the first instalment, but this was just too long, too convoluted, and too bloody and violent even for my tastes.

The basic storyline was at times lost in the minutiae Willocks used to describe the various battle and slaughter scenes – of which there were many, maybe even too many – and as a result I at times felt lost among the trees instead of enjoying the forest.

I am, as yet, unsure if the third book of the trilogy will make it to my ‘to read’ shelf, despite my usual practice of reading an entire series regardless of the quality. I imagine it may depend on how long the last book of the trilogy is…

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