Not that far into the book yet, but it's scary-good!!
[Sometimes I shiver because of the detailed and atmospheric descriptions. I'm scared of octopi, s...moreNot that far into the book yet, but it's scary-good!!
[Sometimes I shiver because of the detailed and atmospheric descriptions. I'm scared of octopi, so giant squids and colossal squids scare the shit out of me and I do not even want to begin what happens when I think about the idea of (a) Kraken...]
Further into the book... ABANDONED FOR NOW because as awesome as I found it at first... somehow I have a bad feeling about it. It feels as if the book is heading into a direction that I do not like as much... Somehow me and Billy drifted apart.(less)
Warlock at the Wheel Takes a minor character from Charmed Life and puts him into various funny situations, or r...moreLoved all the four stories in this book!
Warlock at the Wheel Takes a minor character from Charmed Life and puts him into various funny situations, or rather one long hilarious situation. I cannot say much without giving the best parts away, it's rather short you see.
Stealer of Souls CAT! TONINO! CAT & TONINO! This one has Cat from Charmed Life and Tonino from The Magicians of Caprona as main characters, but many characters from The Lives of Christopher Chant appear, too, and make this short story even more charming than my favourite boys alone. I loved Cat and was very happy that the story is written from his point of view. I understood him very well at the beginning - I could see myself in him concerning a certain part of my life right now - and as the story progressed I was happy to see him change his attitude. I still love his naiveté and that he generally thinks too much. Unfortunately being inside of Cat's head meant that we got almost nothing from Tonino, but he was still a lovely character in this story and I can see both boys as the best of friends now. Really, win-win!!
Carol Oneir's Hundredth Dream This was very interesting and it seemed to me almost as if it was meta-fiction making comments about how to develop and treat your characters. Extremely enjoyable!
The Sage of Theare Interesting concept, loved Theare as a world (even though there was not much time for world building it was beautifully, drawing on Greek myth) and learned that you need to be careful when interpreting prophecies and even more so changing them ;D(less)
Unfortunately I put down reading Stalking Darkness somewhere in the middle and started/read other books, so I cannot make a proper review (again) and...moreUnfortunately I put down reading Stalking Darkness somewhere in the middle and started/read other books, so I cannot make a proper review (again) and this is going to be a bit fragmented (again): [Spoilers!]
Things I Liked: - the plot is thickening and it's wonderful to read how the questions raised in Luck in the Shadows are answered in Stalking Darkness and also how new ones are raised... - Alec and Seregil remain wonderful! They grow closer and we learn more and more about Seregil's relationship with the 'minor characters' and see Alec build them. I also enjoyed the believable budding feelings between the two of them - While I didn't dislike Thero in Luck in the Shadows, I suspected I might start liking him in the next instalment and wasn't disappointed! - Micum and his family remain wonderful! I enjoyed 'Beka's chapters', it's nice to know more about her and what she does. - Nysander!! Wonderful, just...swept me off my feet in all the right ways. - Loved the 'showdown'! Thrilling! - The world building continued to be great, I truly love prophecies, gods and the way magic works in this universe. I am also interested in the Aurënfaie and hope/trust that the series will satisfy my curiosity... - That Alec is half-Aurënfaie seems awfully convenient for Seregil to me, but the 'thing' about him was already introduced in Stalking Darkness (I suspected that he magics, damn ;D), so I did not come as that much of a surprise and I do not mind it at all. One might call that a bit Mary Sue-ish but... I don't care and ... in a way it makes me happy that Alec can stay by Seregil's side for a longer time, especially since (...) happened.
Things I Didn't Like (That Much): I had the same problems with Stalking Darkness as I had with Luck in the Shadows: It was a bit dragging sometimes, but I loved so many things about it that this is only a very minor concern. I also might be a bit impatient and that is why I found it 'dragging'.
Most of the plot points from Luck in the Shadows came to a close in Stalking Darkness. I like it that I am not pressed to read the next one asap, but since there are enough things I'd like to know more about I am looking forward to reading Traitor's Moon in the near future. (Travelling with Alec and Seregil is a pleasant way to spend time, so I'd like to continue that particular journey soon.)(less)