**spoiler alert** I read this book in one day, just because I didn't want anyone to spoil it for me. Despite the ending, I felt it was an excellent st**spoiler alert** I read this book in one day, just because I didn't want anyone to spoil it for me. Despite the ending, I felt it was an excellent story. Although, from my friends' reactions, I was expecting something more horrifying for the end, I guess. I suppose the true ending just didn't live up to what I could envision as horrible. And if you know what happens, that may mean I have one hell of an imagination.
Although, this ending really should have irritated the piss out of me given how much I wanted Murphy and Harry to get together. I guess I was more afraid of her rejecting him totally and completely. And compared to that, I can live with this ending.
From what I remember, I absolutely loved this book. I just wish it would have been longer. This is covering a character from Ancient Egypt, maybe befoFrom what I remember, I absolutely loved this book. I just wish it would have been longer. This is covering a character from Ancient Egypt, maybe before, until the present. There was just so much there that could have been expanded on.
I'm sure it had other flaws, but it's been a few years and if I have mostly fond memories of it, that's all that probably matters. ...more
This may end up being my opinions of the series and author in general.
I enjoy the way the author treats sex and sexual matters in her series. She briThis may end up being my opinions of the series and author in general.
I enjoy the way the author treats sex and sexual matters in her series. She brings a spirituality and depth to it that takes it beyond tawdry and lewd. Now there have been times in the series where she writes about that aspect, but it's still tasteful. There's such emotion involved with these scenes too that pulls you into the story.
Carey has also rewrote Earth's history a bit and I also find that aspect fascinating as well. Even though the many nations and peoples are based on real life ones, she's made them uniquely hers in her world.
I can see where some people may find the series melodramatic, flowery, and sentimental. But I don't see it that way. I've come to love the characters. When I was reading Phedre's portion of the series, I felt connected to her. At times, I wish I were still reading the story from her perspective. Although, in some ways, Imriel has the more interesting storyline.
It is a series that I would recommend to most people. ...more
**spoiler alert** Wow. I wasn't expecting this kind of plot from the last book. I knew it would involve Imriel going after his mother, but I wouldn't**spoiler alert** Wow. I wasn't expecting this kind of plot from the last book. I knew it would involve Imriel going after his mother, but I wouldn't have guessed at the sudden turn of events.
Normally, a plot where memories have been wiped would leave me in anguish beyond what I like, but I think having Imriel believing he was someone else, helped with that. I don't think I could have taken much more of his angst at being separated from Sidonie. Not that I thought he was whiny, but emotionally it was stressful for me.
That's what I love about Carey's books. She is able to pull me in and allow me to feel what the characters do. I couldn't wait to get to the end to make sure everything ended well.
I thought to say some of these things more eloquently. Really, this book just floored me. I was impressed with Carey before this book, but now I'm something beyond impressed. I'm glad to see she's continuing the world, but it seems like the next book happens two generations away from Imriel. I hope we find out what's happened to everyone anyway. ...more
**spoiler alert** The books just keep getting better. The plots and character development just get deeper and more interesting.
I suspected that Molly**spoiler alert** The books just keep getting better. The plots and character development just get deeper and more interesting.
I suspected that Molly had magical talent from that time Harry talked to her up in the treehouse two books ago. I think it was two books ago. I have to agree with Thomas about the whole Harry/Murphy thing. They're both idiots. :)
I think laughed out loud more in this book than the others. I think I had stronger emotional reactions all around.
**spoiler alert** This is one of the top books in the series so far. Although, I'd be hard pressed to rate them. I think I've given most of the other**spoiler alert** This is one of the top books in the series so far. Although, I'd be hard pressed to rate them. I think I've given most of the other books four stars. But sometimes it's hard for me to decide between 4 and 5.
Anyway, the only thing that bothered me a little was how the author cornered Harry into accepting the demon's help. Every other book he's faced something that was stronger than him and that he knew would kill him. I just don't quite see what made these Big Bads different. I think that could have come off better. I see what the author did to try to convince the reader how it was different, but I didn't feel it. Granted, on another day, I may feel differently. I did appreciate that Harry's usual allies were not with him constantly and that did help make the situation seem more desperate.
Other than that tiny thing, it was great. Despite what I said about demon, it does provide great conflict. Harry's relationships with other characters changed which was wonderful to read about. The on going war is proving to be an interesting background story that is going to continue to provide good hooks.
I think this is the most eager I've been to read the next book. :) Not that I was never eager before. ...more
I had considered rereading the other seven books first, but that's really not necessary. Although, after finishing this one, I do want to go back andI had considered rereading the other seven books first, but that's really not necessary. Although, after finishing this one, I do want to go back and read them again. If I can find this one to purchase, I will as we do own the other seven.
I was actually a bit surprised at the writing in this one. I don't remember if the others in this series were the same way. If I had been reviewing this for an author on writing.com, I would have told him that he should show more than tell.
Despite that, I really enjoyed it. I also have a thing for night and such, but I also have fond memories of the previous book. Although, the other incarnations don't come up for some time in the book. Once they are there, their presences are not as strong as in other books. That's because this book shows how Nox was instrumental in all their lives. You thought Satan was the master manipulator.
The time lines that are mentioned in this book are a bit confusing, but I learned long ago that as soon as time lines are mentioned, I kinda zone out because I don't want a headache. As long as I get the gist and the main character understands, I'm happy.
One of the things that drew me to the series were the author notes at the end of each book. This one doesn't really compare to them, but it's always nice to hear from the author. I didn't realize that On a Pale Horse was being considered for a movie. Although, given the length of time, I'd have to say the project was dumped.
A nice wrap up for the series. Then again, the seventh book was supposed to be the end....more