Sometimes authors lose the plot. In Redeeming the Lost, Elizabeth Kerner loses… everything.
She loses what restraint she had on her overly flowery writing style. It reached a point where some of the language was laughable and ridiculous, and often it looked like there were several words missing from sentences. Kerner is one of those fantasy authors that unfortunately can’t fight the desire to show off her knowledge of archaic language.
She loses the pacing. In actuality about 72 hours passes from start to finish of the book.