I will start by saying that I like the story. However, the plotting could be better.
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Part 1 - I had no issues with part 1. The writing and style could use some improvement, but the plot moved smoothly, the story was intriguing and the characters were interesting. The end was an absolutely thrilling cliffhanger and the whole thing was a thrilling and philosophical experience.
Part 2 - In part two, we see the main character living a different kind of life. I thoroughly enjoyed the rich scene and character development in this part. The pacing was good for most of it, however towards the end I felt it dragged a bit, but all in all, Part 2 was strong.
Part 3 - The part where all the original conflicts get resolved. The action was solid, but the pacing, for me, was not quite right.
I enjoyed the conclusion and cared for the characters and their conflict till the very end. This is truly a great story, but I think the sequencing could be rehashed to add a bit more urgency to the plot and improve the hook of the pacing. If it were me, Part 2 would be the main story with a gradual unraveling of the true conflict, eventually arriving at the conclusion. The charm of the characters and setting is strongest in part two and the story's main conflict along with the backstories of the characters is detailed in parts one and three. As such, to pack the narrative with more urgency and heat, I would've lead with part 2. Just my opinion.
Overall, a book with a very creative story, well-developed characters, scenes and relationships that, for me, suffers a little bit in the plotting and pacing department. Not boring or tedious, by any means, but I think there is potential in this tale for a tighter plot.
Thank you for the read. I wish you well