I still can’t decide whether or not Return to Exile by E.J.Patten was a good story or just convoluted. It’s a puzzle inside a puzzle inside a maze. I found myself having to re-read parts of the story to try to make sense of what was going on.
Sky Weathers has a cool uncle, Phineas. Very time Phineas visits Sky, they study traps and puzzles. Phineas encourages Sky to study traps, puzzles, science, and the secret lore of the Hunters of Legend on his own. Sky believes that this is all a game until Phineas disappears on Sky’s 12th birthday. Of course, crazy mayhem ensues.
I’m on the fence about this book. I liked parts of it but was equally confused by other parts. I think Pattern is trying to set up the series by not giving too much away but at the same time I feel not enough is revealed. Not sure if I am interested enough to read the rest of the series.