Finish What You Started: I’m starting to feel that this book series has outstayed it’s welcome.

Finish What You Started (The Kurtherian Endgame, #5) by Michael Anderle
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (barely) out of 5 stars

coverThe QUEEN is BACK

Her hair is white, her grin is nasty, and she’s a little pissed.

The war is about to get a WHOLE lot bigger.

A breakthrough with the Etheric has given Bethany Anne an edge—and an opportunity to take the fight to the Ooken. 

What is a good Queen to do when not-so-good neighbors become royal pains in the ass? Baba Yaga comes out to play.

Family drama on Devon isn’t the only thing standing in the way of Bethany Anne’s liberation of Moen.

A prodigal daughter returns to facilitate Bethany Anne’s solution to Jean’s production woes, her teenagers are being…teenagers, and there isn’t a place in the universe except for Earth she wants to call home.

Bethany Anne’s determination to protect her people has no limits. At least, none that she recognizes.

The Kurtherians have played a long game, and taken one too many people from Bethany Anne.

Her response when she discovers the lengths the Seven have gone to?

Hold an Etheric Storm in her hands and bend it to her will. There WILL be hell to pay across the Universe. 

I am definitely starting to get the feeling that this series is becoming overdue for being wrapped up. I really liked The Kurtherian Gambit when I started reading it. The Kurtherian Endgame is more or less the continuation of The Kurtherian Gambit. So much that the two series could really be one and the same.

The problem I have now is that the series is just barely keeping my interest any more. Sure, the same good action, sharp tongued dialogue and ass kicking by the Queen Bitch is still there. However, it’s really not going anywhere. It feels like a somewhat disjointed set of  (too many) threads and events that never really leads anywhere but are just there so Bethany Anne can come and kick some ass and/or curse a bit.

The series started to go downhill for me when the author decided that Bethany Anne should abdicate from the throne and be forced to work in secrecy, hiding her ships and not really have any resources at hand any more. To me that was a really stupid idea.

At the beginning of the first series Bethany Anne was much more present and it was really her story. Now there are a shitload of characters, each of them quite likable in various ways, which means that none of them really stands out. It is not Bethany Anne’s story any more.

I do still enjoy reading these books but if things do not shape up soon I might actually put this series on the to-read-maybe-if-I-have-the-time list. A shame really.

One thought on “Finish What You Started: I’m starting to feel that this book series has outstayed it’s welcome.

  1. Welp, sounds like I’ll be ending my Kurtherian read when I finish up the omnibus editions of Kurtherian Gambit then. While I always like to read more about favorite characters, it’s always obvious when an author has started simply stringing things along 😦

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