Lauren’s review of Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)
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Oct 06, 2012 06:13AM
While I love the story line in these two books, I couldn't put my finger on what bothered me about them...it's the lack of character development! I've never really loved Matthew, and it took me a while to start caring about what happened to Diana. I always fall in love with the characters in books, that's one of the reasons I love to read. Book 2 took me almost a month to get through and I usually fly through books. I first thought my problem was that I wasn't familiar enough with Elizabethan England to keep all the members of the School of Night straight in my head but your review made me realize its because they are all too similar.
Despite the flaws, I'm curious to see how the story ends so we shall see what she does with book 3!
Oct 06, 2012 01:07PM
Erin wrote: "While I love the story line in these two books, I couldn't put my finger on what bothered me about them...it's the lack of character development! I've never really loved Matthew, and it took me a w..."
I completely agree with that. I wonder if she took too little time to hone her character development when writing this book--I believe she wrote it in about a year, which is VERY short for a 500+ page novel.
Jun 24, 2014 06:08PM
Competely agree that the characterization wasn't fully developed - I think that's what bothers me about the books thus far I just couldn't narrow it down
Oct 16, 2014 07:44AM
See, I immediately fell for Gallowglass and Ysabeau! I think this book is at it's strongest when Harkness describes the nuances of Elizabethan life.
Thanks for pointing out- I actually LIKE Diana in this book, and felt that when they were in Sept Tours, Matthew was far more involved.
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