‘Everyone’s calling the peace talks the Conference of the Birds.’
I really enjoyed the first two books in the series. The third book was okay, but I was disappointed in the fourth book in the series. So why did I pick up the fifth book? I’m really not sure.
Books four and five take the series into the ‘new’ world of American peculiars, and I don’t find that adventure as interesting. While I continue to admire Mr Riggs’s ability to weave stories around old photographs, these particular stories did not hold my interest. By widening the scope, I think much of the compelling urgency and the uniqueness of the original story is lost. And peculiar has become mundane.
And yes, I realise that I’m probably fifty years older than the target audience but well written fantasy has always appealed. I’d recommend the first three books, but I think this series should have ended there.