Content warning pretty much destroying the book, I quit
I really tried to get to the end of this series, but especially being forced to read from Dara's perspective while he is constantly commiting brutal violent acts like it was nothing and justifying everything while feeling as he was the victim... it is just a really terrible reading experience and at this point, it's no longer worth it for me.
There is just so much stereotypical character and story development in the series, it's boring and disappointing. The interesting parts get lost in the annoying.
I liked the complexity of how the political landscape was introduced at first. Not just black and white, but complicated and messy as it is in real life. That's what war and hate does to people, for generations. But it is beyond messy and just devastating at this point and I really don't want to do this to myself any longer.
The author dragging the story unnecessarily doesn't make it any better. And I do enjoy taking time and painting colorful pictures but that's just not it. Maybe it wouldn't be so hard to endure if it was all more condensed, but it isn't.
I really tried hard to like this but... I just don't.