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God of Clocks by Alan Campbell (Deepgate Codex #3)

from goodreads.com

In the cataclysm of the battle of the gods, a portal to Hell has been opened, releasing legions of unnatural creatures that have pushed humanity to the edge of extinction. While warring deities clash with fallen angels, the only hope for mankind’s survival lies with the most unlikely heroes: Former assassin Rachel Hael has rejoined blood-magician Mina Greene and her little dog, Basilis, on one last desperate mission to save the world from the ravages of Hell. As Rachel travels to the final confrontation she has both sought and feared, she begins to realize that time itself is unraveling. And so she must prepare herself for a sacrifice that may claim her heart, her life, her soul—and even then it may not be enough.

My Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Bookshelf: No

How I got it: Bought

This one left me a bit disappointed. I’m not completely sure if it’s the story itself or the fact that there  was such a huge gap for me between reading Iron Angel and this one. It all just left me a little disappointed. I think only vaguely remembering what had happened in the previous book was quite a disadvantage because there were times while reading where I had no idea what was going on. Parallel universes and time travel didn’t exactly help with my confusion. I really enjoyed the first book, Scar Night, and I thought the second was a pretty nice follow up, if a little bit slower. This one, though, was my least favorite of the bunch. I didn’t get the feeling of satisfaction that I kind of expected to get with this being the final book of a series. Everyone doesn’t have to live happily ever after, but having spent time immersed in that world, and involved with the characters, I want to feel like everything’s wrapped up, or if not wrapped up explained enough to encourage speculation. I just felt lost. I have to take some of the blame for that, since as I said I may have waited too long between books to fully appreciate this last one, but I don’t think it’s totally on my head either.

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One response to “God of Clocks by Alan Campbell (Deepgate Codex #3)

  1. craigherndon2 January 30, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Trust me, read them all in a row in one fell swoop, and you might just change your mind.
    However, I was disappointed by the ending, as I did not know what was going on or how it was going to work. The book itself was great, but the ending still has me confused after almost a year removed from reading it.

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