Valor (The Faithful and the Fallen #2) ★☆☆☆☆ DNF@10%

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Title: Valor
Series: The Faithful and the Fallen #2
Author: John Gwynne
Rating: 1 of 5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 680 /DNF@10%
Format: Digital Edition



DNF’s don’t get a synopsis. They are crap and have forfeited the right to any effort on my part that might in any way convince someone else to try them. In fact, I consider it my Civic Duty to NOT do any sort of synopsis for a DNF book and view it as akin to shooting a Communist.



My Thoughts:

Ok, I got it out of my system. I’m ok now, honest.

However, 94 characters, 120 chapters and 120 point of view changes majorly contributed to my continued blaseness about this book, this series and this author.

I simply didn’t care. This, and Malice too, had all the earmarks of an Epic Fantasy that I would eat up with a spoon. But I didn’t. It wasn’t even hate this time but just a complete and utter appalling cloud of apathy.

I won’t be reading any more by this author. He just pushes my buttons wrong for some reason.



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44 thoughts on “Valor (The Faithful and the Fallen #2) ★☆☆☆☆ DNF@10%

  1. Ugh, that sounds scary!

    I dnf book 1 and already thought there were too many (boring) characters in it.

    Not for us!

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  2. That sounds like a really bad combination. That number of POV changes would be a real challenge!

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  3. Nicole says:

    Glad you got that out of your system. Experiences like this one make me so glad I’m reading for me now, and can DNF whenever I like (as opposed to school reading, which I had to finish for the assignment).

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  4. I see it clocks in at 680 pages. Wow! Waaaaayyy too long to devote time to if it’s not doing it for you. On to the next one!

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  5. oh dear- shame that this made you feel so apathetic. Honestly that’s how I felt about the first book- I thought I’d really like it but it didn’t click for me.

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  6. savageddt says:

    And then you see people loving this guy/book…

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  7. Greg says:

    Yikes I’ll avoid this! And 680 pages… wow.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. bkfrgr says:

    Right, he’s off the list.
    Hope you find something awesome to read next. 🙂

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  9. Welp. That’s at least 6+ books of over 10000 pages you won’t have to read then! 🙂

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  10. Manuel Antao says:

    That remids of that discussion we had a few weeks ago…lol.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. […] the same cannot be said for Valor. That book also had a beautiful cover but what was on the inside led me to DNF it instead of […]


  12. Meh. My question is, How is this 680-page, 94-character epic fantasy published, and my own epic fantasy (perfectly reasonable length and number of characters, thank you very much) isn’t???

    680 pages???

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