Hidden Truth (Truth #2)
The truth behind New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison is fantasy author Dawn Cook...
Second in the extraordinary series featuring Alissa, a young woman seduced by the power of magic - in a brand new package.
Alissa never believed in magic. But then she went to the Hold, a legendary fortress where human Keepers once learned magic from enigmatic Masters. Under the
In a nutshell (view spoiler)[ Strell & Alissa play a game with Bailic where he believes Strell is the latent Keeper. While this is going on, ...more
(view spoiler)[ It was nice that Alissa and Strell finally admitted their feelings to each other, but I wasn't crazy about the way it happene ...more
Never have I read a book with so few characters as Hidden Truth but nonetheless as enchanting as they come. The Truth Series has but a handful of characters but that's not something you notice. The pace is tremendous, the descriptions vivid colors that stay long after you finish reading. Knowing that Dawn Cook wrote 4 books in the truth series, writing this review is hard enough as I want to get get back in the book. I am that hooked.
Still, the beginning was a bit off. recapping previous books ...more
1) Alissa seems to get less intelligent as the series goes on. She has a great knack for forgetting that she is in mortal peril pretty much all the time. This combined with her stubbornness makes her an obnoxious enough main character that it interferes with my ability to enjoy the book at all.
2) The romantic relationships in the book. The main relationship seems to be progressing at a glacial pace, an ...more
As this is a quartet of books that I listened to back-to-back, I'm keeping my reviews in a format designed to highlight developments in each of four categories: plot, pacing, world, and characters. In each of these categories, I'll only be discussing what's relevant to that specific book, so as to keep these from being too redundant.
I was simultaneously more and less intrigued by the plot of this book than the previous one. It's clear that the Fir ...more
This second installment of the series marks the end of a particular arc, which is nice because I don't think it could have persisted well through all four books. Lodesh is introduced, Useless is a more prominent character, Alyssa grows and becomes even more likable, and I have always had a soft spot for Strell ...more
But the Hold is ruled by Bailic, the renegade Keeper who seized the First Truth, a book of magic he will use to harness the might of the city of the dead and wreak a war of total devastation. The book has thwarted Bailic's every attem ...more
Because of that it dragged a little.
Strell was definitely less amusing than he was in the previous book, but I don't blame him considering what happened to him at one point.
Usless was amusing as usual.
I'm pretty sure I've fallen in love with Lodesh. He was brilliant, and I loved his sense ...more
The charcters of Balick and Useless were in this more even though they seemed a little on the wooden side and not really bringing much to the overall story.
Lodesh was the favourite of this book he brought a quirky sense to the tale and added aother dimension and another story to continue the books on.
I would have liked more on Lodesh but I ha ...more
Hidden Truth was an awesome story that gave a clear ending, but by no means was thoroughly complete with all subplots ...more
I've seen way worse, but this doesn't make it good.
Very few characters, very small "world", very confined plot... Also, completely predictable. (view spoiler)[Who didn't realize Alissa was a Master the first time she heard him... thinking harshly to himself? And who didn't realize the lock of her hair from that charm Strell made will make her able to shift back to human form the moment shifting back was mentioned? (hide spoiler)]
As for the characters... Alis ...more
Der Schreibstil von Dawn Cook ist klasse, dagegen möchte ich nichts sagen. Was mich aber, wie beim Vorgänger auch schon, gestört hat, war, dass es sehr lange dauerte bis Cook endlich auf den Höhepunkt kam; es verblieben nur noch knapp 100 Seiten, für mich jedenfalls.
Dann ging alles ziemlich schnell und ich kam kaum dazu, die Informationen zu verarbeiten, wenigstens das Relevanteste.
I'm really enjoying these characters. They are full of heart.
|Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish||1||2||Feb 22, 2015 05:10AM|
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Dawn Cook was born on 1966 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She grew up in the Midwest as the only girl in a family of boys, and is a self-proclaimed "former tomboy". She grew up reading science fiction and fairytales. She discovered her talent for writing at the age of 15, when she began writing down the stories that she conceived. Despite her love of writing, she took an unorthodox app ...more