Moving to Blogspot

As I’ve been trying to work with WordPress, I’ve found the site to be incredibly limiting for free users. Unfortunately, in spite of WordPress’s many worthwhile features, I haven’t been able to reconcile these limitations with my expectations and needs at this time, and so Amara’s Eden is moving to Blogger.

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The Coming of Hoole (Guardians of Ga’Hoole, #10) by Kathryn Lasky

The Coming of Hoole (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #10)The Coming of Hoole by Kathryn Lasky

My rating: ★★☆☆☆

There’s not much to say about The Coming of Hoole. It continues the legends that started unraveling in The First Collier, but it shifts the focus from Grank to Hoole. I like the inclusion of the polar bears (at this point, I like the inclusion of any non-owl creatures that get treated with basic respect), and I don’t dislike the characters of Hoole or Theo, though Theo seems fairly extraneous.

The mythology is still garbled (I’ve given up on “What the hell are hagsfiends?” and moved on to “What the hell are halfhags?”, which is even more confusing.), but there’s a small victory in that the term Ga’ is finally explained upon its hundredth use. Apparently, Ga’ means “great spirit; a spirit that somehow contains not just all that is noble, but all that is humble as well”.

All in all, I have to give this another two star rating. Parts of the story definitely deserved a three, but a lot of it was positively wince-worthy. At this point, I’m just looking forward to this series being over.

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The First Collier (Guardians of Ga’Hoole, #9) by Kathryn Lasky

The First Collier (Guardians of Ga'Hoole, #9)The First Collier by Kathryn Lasky

My rating: ★★☆☆☆

Say goodbye to Soren, the Guardians, the Band, the Chaw of Chaw, the wolves of the Beyond, Coryn, and even the Pure Ones. Because for some reason or other, we’re blasting thousands of years into the past to deal with mythology that was never mentioned in the series until The Hatchling (but mostly The Outcast). And don’t worry your pretty little heads, because this mythology will directly contradict what’s been said before and will confuse the hell out of you.

Actually, you know what? Worry.

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