1. Lucius. No. Just no. (view spoiler)[Am I meant to feel sympathy for him? Never gon3 and a half stars.
These are just random thoughts, not a review.
1. Lucius. No. Just no. (view spoiler)[Am I meant to feel sympathy for him? Never gonna happen. Even if I'm not meant to, I don't think Han should. I don't care that the old fart was his 'companion' or whatever. The guy was evil to his bones. Having your best friend set up to be tortured and killed...twice? Really? Just because you're jealous of him? If you ask me, he should have suffered for eternity and never received peace. (hide spoiler)] 2. Crow. (view spoiler)[Aw, I just really love him, my Alger. He so did not deserve that awful fate, and to have a friend like Lucius, ugh, I can relate. (hide spoiler)] I love his relationship with Han and how it grows. Definitely my favorite part of the book. 3. Han. I don't know, I like him, but he lost some of his luster. I was never quite sure why he loves Raisa so much. Another thing- everyone kept calling him a murderer and all that - were they referring to rival gang members he killed? Or something? I don't remember it being explained, but these books didn't leave much of an impression on me so I might not be remembering correctly. 4. Raisa. I like her best in this book. At least she is no longer kissing random dudes for the fun of it (although Han had a nice lip-lock with FiFi), though it isn't until the end of this book that I began to slightly believe she loves Han. I felt like their chemistry from book one had fizzled down a bit. 5. Dancer. Lucius, you could learn some pointers from him, that's all I have to say. 6. Raisa's dad is just...really, his personality is so bad. Some of the stuff that comes out of his mouth is ridiculous. The best he can come up with is, "Oh, Raisa, he's much more dangerous than you think!!!! HE'S DISTANTLY RELATED TO THE DEMON KING!" Raisa: "So am I." Averill: "..." Besides, being related to the demon king is pretty damn awesome in my opinion. Man, that guy is an idiot. (On a side-note Kat was more likable in this one. Don't know where that came from, but I like it). 7. The way Chima writes death scenes, and the the aftermath, or lack thereof, of the deaths--no. She did it in her heir series, and here again, though luckily this time it was no one I adore. They are very anticlimactic. One second the person is there, then she briefly says what killed them, and then basically she skips to the future and the death is either never mentioned again, as in (view spoiler)[Bird's case (hide spoiler)], or briefly mentioned as being buried, as in her previous series. Not only is there no emotional impact this way, but it leaves me feeling like it didn't even really happen, and that no one cared much either way. (view spoiler)[ Han didn't even think about Bird, someone I THOUGHT he cared about, at his marriage ceremony. (hide spoiler)] Not to mention (view spoiler)[Fiona, who, although not the most likable character, deserved better treatment than that. Shot with an arrow, and died off-screen. (hide spoiler)] 8. I just never feel submerged in these stories. I'm constantly aware that I'm reading a story, and part of the problem is that nothing is lasting, nothing is real. For example, after Han's time in the dungeon, there is no after-effects at all of any shape or form, other than some scraped wrists, which are mentioned briefly then never again. You would think getting tortured for days would have some effect, and the fact that it doesn't...I can't take the story seriously. 9. These books seems to be so long, and yet...I don't feel like much happens. 10. I did finish the series, though, which means it had to do some things right. 11. I have to say a big THANK YOU to Cinda Williams Chima for not making a Han/Dancer/Raisa love triangle. There is someone of the male gender that doesn't favor Raisa after all!!!! Dancer, this is why I love you. (view spoiler)[Lucius, I'm looking at you, you scum of the earth. (hide spoiler)]
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