A new book from Rob Turman [author of the Leandros Series:]. Although I am a fan of Cal, I am finding that I might not be too much into Trick of LightA new book from Rob Turman [author of the Leandros Series:]. Although I am a fan of Cal, I am finding that I might not be too much into Trick of Light. I was strangely disoriented with the setting of this one, although yes, it does have Robin Goodfellow mentioned once or twice, it is a completely different place from Cal's.
There are a group of characters whom I like. Trixia whom I can't decide if she's plain psychic or just a collector of lost souls, Leo the ever present friend, Zeke and Griffin who are both the most gay couple I've ever seen (yes, Ms. Thurman seems to write things that make male bonding look gay to me), and even Whisper. I like the cast of characters but they seem a little too much to handle for the first book, like they came all of a sudden not a gradual introduction. And yes, I even like Solomon, even if he does remind me of Jaf. I think reading Jaf (although I honestly can't read that book ever again) has spoiled me for any other demon creature ever written. Especially when he talked about the fall.
And for some reason almost every book in existence that has angels on them make angels out as self righteous pricks. The only Exception to that is Rachelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid series.
I am not sure what to make of the objective of the entire series. But yes, there is backstory to it, about Trixia's brother and what happened that fateful day when he no longer walks the earth, which is what motivates Trixia.
And yes, the twist in the end. I didn't guess it. It wasn't obvious, at least to me. (I always love trying to guess twists). Okay there were one or two things that were glaringly obvious, but I'm sure people will find that out for themselves.
All in all I liked this book, but I'd rather read about Cal....more