What are you reading? Fourth Quarter 2022 in Literature Posted October 15, 2022 · Edited October 15, 2022 by mushroomshirt On 10/9/2022 at 12:55 PM, ljkeane said: I recently finished The Golden Enclaves too. I think it was probably the weakest of the series but I still enjoyed it. Good series overall. I agree I liked it the least of the 3. They sort of went downhill to me. Pretty much halfway through I knew Spoiler That El was going to "kill" Orion. In retrospect it was obvious since the first line of the first book. Not a big fan that she brought him back though. I mean at the end of TGE I had forgotten why El even liked Orion. The emotional connection established mostly in book 1 and some in book 2 completely unraveled for me. What is the deal with Liesel? I like her as a character, but why the romantic relationship with El? Isn't that sort of kicking Orion when he is down? I can probably forgive the first time since we don't know Orion is alive, but the second time? I did like the thing about El's mom and dad keeping the "price open" for the Golden Sutras. And I really liked the whole enclave / maw-mouth / human sacrifice connection. And the thing about El's grandma using her prophesies to shape the future was super-cool. I can't help being a little disappointed though.