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The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik

brinas's review against another edition

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slow-paced

3.0

phantomgecko's review against another edition

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medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

Didn't enjoy as much as the previous books. But it was a good enough ending to the trilogy.

The Scholomance world is an interesting one, and this book certainly enriched the lore.

I am bad at both reviewing books and remembering what I read ever.

deedoobird's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix

4.0

ladyanne's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

mich2063's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

maddognews's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny inspiring mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

A wonderful conclusion for this series with ending to all the characters story in a way that feels complete and works for their development.

spaghettilover's review against another edition

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5.0

Home and labor and love and magic! 

natalyeb's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional reflective tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

mposada5's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

forestidylls's review against another edition

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4.0

A brilliant conclusion to the trilogy, with twists and turns that even I did not see coming. I applaud Naomi Novik for continuing to find unexpected ways to solutions that seem impossible.

However, there were a few more swear words than in the previous books, as if to prove how grown up she was, and sometimes the inundation of details about how the magic worked made my head swirl trying to understand. Perhaps that was necessary, perhaps not. And I do not see how a romance with Liesel had any relevance whatsoever. It was almost just like an easy way out so that the main character didn't actually have to figure out how to deal with what she was going through, but could instead focus on things that just made her feel good, ignoring the deeper issues, or possibly a political statement, or perhaps an attempt to ratchet tension that was not necessary. A simple friendship would have done the exact same thing the issues with Liesel did.