Re: TF: Revelation and Dust by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)
Can certainly use this as a jumping in point, I'd just have her wait until a couple more books in the series come out.
It's not a 'bad, put it down in disgust' kinda book. And when you can keep reading the next one, may even be ok in that light. It's just bad (or really, just pointless) when viewed alone. Tough to describe that way, but that's the closest I can come. There's just really no reason it needed to be written that couldn't have been covered by making book 2 twenty pages longer. Or making all 4 books a little longer if you want to wedge a little more into the new first book.
Perhaps, if I am very lucky, the feeble efforts of my lifetime will someday be noticed and maybe, in some small way, they will be acknowledged as the greatest works of genius ever created by man. ~Jack Handey