Break the Chains (Scorched Continent #2) ★☆☆☆☆ DNF@37%

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Title: Break the Chains
Series: Scorched Continent #2
Author: Megan O’Keefe
Rating: 1 of 5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 316 / 117
Words: 106K / 39K



My Thoughts:

I was completely bored. And I shouldn’t have been. Some of the side characters had gotten thrown in a top level prison to find a genius tactician and the main characters, when I stopped, had just tried to rob an army vault. It should have been wicked exciting. Instead, I found myself wondering what the temperature outside was.

This is exactly what happened to me in the first book the first time around and I just figured it was me. Well, lesson learned. This is all on the author for boring me to death. Nothing bad, not even bad writing or anything I can say “No, I will not accept that”, just plain old boring boringness.

I sentence this writer to be cast out into the outer darkness where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth for the terrible sin of boring me. * bangs gavel * Case dismissed!

Rating: 1 out of 5.

38 thoughts on “Break the Chains (Scorched Continent #2) ★☆☆☆☆ DNF@37%

    1. This has happened to me before over on Lashaan’s site. The site sometimes doesn’t recognize my wp creds and I have to refresh it.

      You are well on your way to becoming a top member of Secret Skull Club!

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    1. A bore is also one of the most self-absorbed people. So they pay no attention to anyone else and want all the attention for themselves. A place filled with a crowd of them is going to be horrible. For them because no one is paying attention to THEM and for everyone else, well, because of the bores 😀

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    1. At least with a book that I hate I get a good rant out of it. But this? It’s like eating oatmeal while knowing that the next plate over has yummy vegetable fried rice and chicken fingers, with duck sauce!


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    1. 😀
      I literally stopped reading one saturday and looked out the window wondering if it was really as warm as it looked (it was sunny out). If a book can’t even compete with sunshine, well, that IS pretty boriing 😀

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      1. We have been having rain mostly for the last 2 weeks. Im in a bit of a slump as im starting to stress more about finding a new job. Our lockdown has been extended to 20 April now😔.

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          1. Yeah, the numbers are not going down at all… its been two months since my last paychek, seeing people, having conversations with anyone apart from my wife, mom and brother… got an inteview tomorrow morning tho. Hope it goes well

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  1. I know exactly how you feel.

    I suffered through 28 hours (or there abouts) of The Priory of the Orange Tree audio book. That had me feeling much the same way. It also had horrible overacting from the narrator.

    I was going to say ‘fingers crossed your next read is better’ … but so long as you get to 38% it can’t very well be much worse

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  2. I know Megan O’Keefe for her SF series, which I found very intriguing, so I’m now wondering if Fantasy might not be her proverbial cup of tea: in a way I felt compelled to make a comparison with Lois McMaster Bujold, whose Vorkosigan SF series I totally love, while I could not finish her first Fantasy novel I tried…

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    1. I had tried the first book a couple of years ago and wasn’t impressed. So when everyone started raving about her new SF trilogy I wanted to give this a go. But I just don’t like her writing style so I’m going to have to pass on that SF one as well….

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    1. and normally that would have been enough for me too. But I was really interested in her new trilogy (which I don’t think is finished yet) so figured a do-over would help me make up my mind. It certainly did! 😀

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