I'm leaving a quick review for the entire series so far. This is LONG overdue.
You've read this series, right? RIGHT?
Surely you have, because this isI'm leaving a quick review for the entire series so far. This is LONG overdue.
You've read this series, right? RIGHT?
Surely you have, because this is one of the best urban fantasy series out there. The world building is exquisite. The characters are layered. The action is amazing. And they're funny. Really really funny. The humor hits just the right note of sarcastic without being overly done. The premise is... I just don't even want to try to summarize it for you, but it's brilliant and fascinating and if you like magic and action and awesome characters, you'll love it.
Honestly, I'm hard pressed to find anything I dislike about the Kate Daniels series. I think it is one of the best contemporary fantasies series I've read, and I highly recommend it to pretty much anyone, even non-fantasy fans.
So, go read it. In fact, if you're in the middle of one of my books, drop it, and go read Kate. I'm serious. I love these books that much. I have faith you'll come back to me eventually, but for now, go read Kate.
I love all of Neruda's poetry but this is my favorite. Some of his most mature love poetry, The Captain's Verses show the highs and lows of a single rI love all of Neruda's poetry but this is my favorite. Some of his most mature love poetry, The Captain's Verses show the highs and lows of a single relationship (it was written for his wife Matilde before they were married) and the imagery throughout the collection is simply stunning. It's atmospheric, passionate, and thoughtful. One of those volumes of poetry that I find myself returning to over and over again. ...more
Another long overdue review. This is an under-appreciated indie gem that was recommended to me. I'm so glad it was.
Master of Crows is a great read foAnother long overdue review. This is an under-appreciated indie gem that was recommended to me. I'm so glad it was.
Master of Crows is a great read for fans of fantasy and romance. I'd say that, if you enjoyed my Elemental Mysteries series, there's a great chance you'll enjoy this book as well. The world is beautifully drawn, the characters are layered and interesting. Silhara is an intriguing hero with just the right edge of dark for my taste. Martise is a wonderfully subtle heroine who proves that quiet doesn't mean meek.
Overall, a great book. Highly recommended, and I'd really like to read more from this author....more
When I picked up a copy of this book to read, I was looking for something other than Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy. After reading a lot of PR/UFWhen I picked up a copy of this book to read, I was looking for something other than Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy. After reading a lot of PR/UF, writing it, editing it, I just needed a break, and I'd heard great things about this book. I'd also heard that it was a great introduction to the steampunk genre, which I'd only read in shorts up until The Iron Duke.
I loved it. Finished it in one day. It was a "read with one hand while cooking dinner" book for me. The first chapters were slow, which is in no way a reflection of Brook's writing, but the complexity of the world-building needed careful reading at first. Wonderful! Complex, layered, I was very impressed. I'm not sure whether the use of nano-technology is common in the genre, but it was a fascinating addition.
I loved the romance. There was a lot of attraction at first sight, but the relationship built very realistically for me, and I do love a well-developed, flawed hero. Rhys's actions seemed consistent to me for a former ship's captain. And I loved Mina! A wonderful main character, she was both relatable in her vulnerability and fierce love for her family, and admirable in her wit and accomplishments. There was also plenty about both characters, and their relationship, which is left for the reader to infer. I like that. I like having a bit of mystery left for me to mull over.
And do I really need to talk about the adventure? Piracy. Air-ships. Weapons of mass destruction and exotic ports. Did I mention air-ships? And pirates? Fast-paced adventure, scorching (yes, I said scorching) romance, all layered against a wonderfully drawn world, I would definitely recommend this book....more