Ted Nolan <tednolan>
2020-03-21 20:02:04 UTC
After a braura 5-star start, this series has declined with each
further book, slowly at first, then more quickly as of this and the
previous book. The previous book had a rather unsatisfactory plot
and resolution (Leaving an innocent child to be fostered by hostile
vampires? Rehashing old, pre-series events based on the misunderstanding
of one word?). This book continues the trend, though as it feels
like the series's final book, I suppose the trend stops here.
It's hard to know where to start talking about this book, but suffice
to say it features betrayals from a source that totally undercuts
the light-hearted premise of the series, a complicated and poorly
explained motivation for the "god breaker plague" in Egypt, a new
shadowy and unexamined secret society, Alexia dragging innocents
into harm's way and getting one of the killed, pointless werewolf
couplings and battlings back home, and a very melancholy ending.
Really, it's sad that such a strong start and endearing chacter has
come to this.