The White Road (Nightrunner #5)
Having escaped death and slavery in Plenimar, Alec a...more
Me dio mucha pena por Alec, pero era obvio que Sebranh no podía quedarse con él. No, si él quería seguir teniendo la vida que tenía. Pero fue desgarrador ver cuanto amor le tenía, especialmente teniendo en cuenta que el no tendra hijos.
Me parece que se hizo gran enfasis en el libro respecto al hecho de que Alec estaba vivo cuando debería estar muerto. Que había hecho algo que no debería haber hecho nadie: Volver a traves de las puertas de la muerte.
Si era correcto o...more
“Having escaped death and slavery in Plenimar, Alec and Seregil want nothing more than to go back to their nightrunning life in Rhíminee. Instead they find themselves saddled with Sebrahn, a strange, alchemically created creature — the prophesied “child of no woman...more
Also, in the previous book, Ulan's actions aren't explained at all, which makes him seem more vindictive than fits with his initial characterization. This time his reasoning is more explained which helps a lot to make what he does make sense with his character.
Really, as I glance at my review for the previou...more
Dissolute nobles, master spies, and the unlikeliest of heroes, Alec and Seregil have survived exile, treachery, and black magic. But the road that lies ahead is the most hazardous they’ve ever traveled. For with enemies on all sides, they must walk a narrow path between good and evil where one misstep might be their last.
Is That a Plot Device In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Happy To See-- Wait, It IS a Plot Device?
I was really looking forward to this book. I wanted to read this one very badly. I was excited after Shadows Return, waiting eagerly to get my hands on the next in the series and... was rather badly disappointed.
This is hardly the worst book I've read, but it lacks a certain shine, polish, and follow through, especially compared to other books by the same author. I was expecting a lot m...more
The writing remains wonderful - the scenery, the details, the dialogue - but I was left a little flat this time. The story as a whole wasn't quite as satisfying as the previous ones and I had the odd feeling I was...more
[spoiler ahead]The only mystery and suspense was determining where the attack would come from and when, as the main enemies were pointed out in short order from the start of the book, not to mention that the flow of the plot was easily guessed. Taken as a whole, the volume seems rather shallow: moving from place to place with Sebrahn in tow, trying to avoid being kidnapped again, going to one en...more
Anyway, this is an excellent addition to the Night runner series. The two main characters, Alec and Seregil, escaped from their necromantic/alchemical "master" after being captured and sold into slavery in the last book. This s...more
The White Road (read an excerp...more
Thankfully, they have esca...more
I gave this book three stars as opposed to my usual happy four because I spent a good amount of it cursing Alec's stupidity and feeling bad for Seregil. Because, well... Sebr...more
Nonetheless I think this book is far better than the previous one. All the newly introduced characters (aka The Hazadriëlfae) are very inter...more
(view spoiler)[I did expect, and tried to prepare myself for, Sebrahn going away at the end. There didn't seem to be a way for him to fit into Alec and Seregil's life, without them having to rearrange their...more
Lynn Flewelling's writing just totally draws me in. Within the first sentence, I'm hooked, and everything else ceases to exist as I become more and more engrossed in the story. It's like being there with Alec and Seregil on every step of the adventure, seeing new...more
The White Road, in my opinion, was a stronger book than Shadows Return.
I think it had a more adventurous plot, whereas Alec and Seregil spent a lot of time captive - stagnant - in Shadows Return, which was also a much longer book, only to escape around the last hundred or so pages. This book, like the last two (yes, I'm including Traitor's Moon) was also very slow to pick up its pace, though less so. Only about halfway through did it become a nightrunning adventure, with Seregil, Alec and M...more
This series was my first m-m fantasy series, I was literally in love with some characters, devoured all the previous books in one setting and couldn't wait when the last one in the series (at that time I thought that The white Road would be the last one) would be released...Then, when it finally was out, I couldn't bring myself to read it - I was afraid. Afraid that I wouldn't like it as mu...more
The book was...okay. It plateaued and there was never anything that made it particularly impressive or particularly horrible. The characters seem very washed out from what they were in the first three books and the plot line is without the intrigue and excitement that made earlier offerings so enjoyable. It progresses quickly and routinely throws in a...more
Seregil and Other Plot Points: "Hey, talí. Remember that really annoying freak gurgling non-child that some pervert made out of your assorted bodily fluids last book?
Sebrahn: *is given up*
Nothing remotely memorable: *happens in between*
All in all, definitely closer to 2.5 stars - I'm mostly giving it 3 for old times' sa...more