I picked up The Queen's Necklace at a used bookstore . . . mainly as the title fit the challenge. (The WEE BOOK INN, best used bookstore in Edmonton). I had no ideas for the jewelry challenge going in to this and was therefore on the look out. It was a reasonable price for a used book in Canada, which means not very reasonable at all - but that is another story.
|This is how I imagine everyone is dressed . . . based on their discriptions|
The plot itself was passably interesting. I did want to know what happened. Particularly after I was committed to some number of pages. However, the plot just kind of moved along and never seemed like it was directed by any of the characters . . . not even the evil goblin conspiritors. It just kind of seemed to happen because it did. The world and the way goblins were depicted made me seriously doubt they were any real threat to toppling the human regime. Your telling me almost immortal beings have no real forethought? Well they can't be very good conspirators then.
Unfortunately, the ending was also lacking as certain key parts were simple skipped. Leading the reader with no information as to what happened. Instead of peeking interest it just seems odd. Plus there is no sequel, so what was the point or hiding small details.
In the end I didn't hate the book. It was simply kind of okay, but definitely not worth seeking out. I would welcome the opinions of anyone else who has ever read the book who may be able to shed more light on it.