Aug 21, 12
Read from August 15 to 17, 2012
I love this series. I wasn't sure how much I was going to like Fence's story simply because we haven't really learned or seen much about Fence in the previous books, but I was looking forward to the advancement of trhe series and a return to the world. I wasn't disappointed and I enjoyed the book - though I like some of the others in the series a little better (that's just a personal preferance tho).
Fence has depth and a history that isn't quite whatI was expecting, but in some ways (at least for me) I found Fence to be less well developed and not as "three dimensional" as some of the other characters. His personal issues with water and the reasons behind those isses (I won't give away the issues or reasons, but they are provided in detail fairly early on in the book) are understandable but for me, lack some of the serious import that other characters have with their issues. It is realistic though that not every character has a really serious and massive issue and that some things are more "hum drum and common" than others. It was refreshing to have a hero with a problem he considers massive and belittling that is really not such a huge deal after all. And i love the orony that goes with the power Fence has..you know, the one he's probably had all along but didn't realize was there due to specific circumstances and situations.
The female love interest has unique issues as well and though I can see how the relationship could happen, she never really appealed to me. There was nothing wrong with her, she just wasn't my favorite heroine and I found it hard to really get into the relationship portion of this book. I also found the ending of the book a bit unusual. The heroine is left in a situation I wasn't expecting and there is a possible fix presented at the end of the book, but we don't to see the results of said solution. Perhaps that is for the next installment? A continuation of the overall story/plot line for the series?
The overall story did move forward and there have been developments and revelations that have pointed toward a possible resolution to the situation this world is in. The solution is possibly a long-term one with a positive outcome for he humans and the world itself. The last story in this postion of the series (I can see how this could be continued into a spin off story line or could "morph" into a different direction entirely) will have to be Remington Steele's book - and it looks like she is going to end up with Wyatt (aren't we all surprised?). I don't really think there is another book between this one and Wyatt'/Remington, but I supposedI could be wrong. My biggest hope is that the story isn't going to play out exactly as I'm seeing it in my head because I prefer it when the author can surprise me and keep me guessing. I may still enjoy the book, but I rarely rate a book with 5 stars if I can predict it half way through - let alone if I can predict it before it is written. I will definitely keep reading and I still recommend the series and have it on my favorites list, but I enjoyed this one less than the others.