Am höchsten bewertete kritische Rezension
Should have had more of a punch....
am 12. Mai 1999
I've read most of the Joe Leaphorn/Jim Chee novels and have liked them all bar none. The First Eagle is anotehr good read and probably deserves a higher rating, if not lacking a few minor but important attributes which usually makes this series so good.
1st- Though the story had me guessing the whole time (it truly was a mystery up to the end), I was let down by how anti-climatic it was. Everything is literally wrapped up in just a few pages, a big let down for me after guessing the whole way through.
2nd- Though there is still the blend of Native American folklore and religion, it is very toned down in this book. I liked this series for the sheer fact that Tony Hillerman mixed in a lot of Native American customs and culture in his past books, but it was not as apparent here.
The book was still a great read, and actually begs for a follow up as we see further character development and new situations arising. Hope there is another. With this in mind, I probably should have given it 4 stars.