It wasn’t a bad book. Just alright.
There was fluff that didn’t add anything to the story. Nothing involving sylvie is resolved.
Characters like talanji act out of character.
The alliance is the only force actively trying to find sylvie.
And there are no heart wrenching scenes that really ripped put my heart or brought me to tears.
Like before the storm hit me hard emotionally 6 plus times. Wills death from old age as anduin is powerless to watch. As he looses another father figure made me cry.
But this book didn’t hit me like that.
Another thing is when i listened to the before the storm audio book vs the rising shadows audio book. Before the storm had multiple readers with unique matching voices to each character (unless one person has insane voice range).
Shadows had 1 women voicing dozens of characters of many races and 2 genders. She did her best asnd it was fune but a women trying to voice a man still sounds a bit awkward and out of place.