There is an Australian fantasy author called Sara Douglass, who was unfeasibly popular in this part of the world with her first series.
So I bought book one, Battleaxe, to check it out.
It is fucking terrible! I mean it is horrendously awful!!!
I couldn’t believe how goddamned pitiful it was! I got to about page 15 before I gave up. Yes, page fifteen, of a 600 page book, I kid ye not!
Imagine a story that, on one page sets up a wonderful premise full of potential and scope, then on the very next page destroys the whole setup with a crappy giveaway explanation and breakdown. Then imagine she redeems herself by continuing to develop intriguing characters and ideas full of mystery and wonder, then totally ruining it on the next page by revealing and explaining every single secret and mystery in clear concise detail.
She is a stupid waste of humanity.
No wonder her second series bombed.