By royal decree, Wednesday did not happen this week. Or at least it will be when I track down the princess in charge of such things. Finally got my physical copy of The Twilight Enigma and just finished my read-through. I enjoyed it a bit better this time since I knew what I was getting into. Curios how some stories are best going into things blind, and others are best when you know what’s going to happen. In this case, not having all the speculation and what-ifs in my head while I read gave an improved reading experience. I still think the story is a bit disjointed thematically. The time jumps back and forth were a bit easier, but I still got briefly confused once after a long stretch in one viewpoint and then sudden switch to another one.
Still, great story. I just think that a bit more thematic (or whatever the proper term for what I’m talking about) connection between the various parts of the story would have been a bit better. I still want to read the story about the adventures of pirate captain Twilight Sparkle after all. Yet it still bugs me a little that the beginning we get adventures and Twilight learning about the world. The middle gets her dealing with dark magic (kinda) corruption. Then the near end is her dealing with a big powerful enemy, then back to her struggles with leadership and proper government. With the narrative parts fitting together, more or less, but not really meshing as a coherent storyline in my opinion.