Yes, it's true. I finally finished this book yesterday morning! It has taken me forever to finish, and along with The Rithmatist, it is the only time I have ever left a book unfinished - ever!
However, now that I have read the final sentence, the annoying thing is that it wasn't as bad as I'd found the first third of the book. Perhaps I was just in a reading funk? Well, whatever the reason I found it to be a lot more enjoyable than I'd dreaded.
I will try and get a review up shortly. But until then, I would recommend you give it a try. Just remember it's not an action packed, fast paced book.
Until next time,