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Soul Trade by Caitlin Kittredge
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Sep 06, 2012

really liked it
Read in September, 2012

I'm a genuine fan of the series --- I think Jack Winter is one of the best urban fantasy sort-of heroes out there -- but this was a fairly thin offering. Too short (I like when authors are deliberately sparse, but the setting and storyline here are so condensed that it was hard to get invested in any of it); the characters seemed to be behaving oddly (Jack Winters is built as the Next Big Thing, but in more than 2 instances in this story he more or less steps behind Pete and wrings his hands); and the story twists aren't organic (they come across as either convenient or manufactured; you see the hand of the author in them, not the genuine development of a well-joined story.) I'd give the beginning of this story a 5; the middle a 4; and the end a 3. I averaged it out.....But, really, the 4 is a love note for a favored author, not so much a hard and honest vote. I'll still buy the next novel in the series, but I'm hoping to see something more substantial.
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Rachel Felt the same way...

Jenika Ioffreda I totally agree with your review.
My favorite character of all the series (I read all five books) is Jack Winter and seeing him in this fifth book like a puppy following Pete and doing nothing made me wonder if he was the same character that I liked so much in the previous books.
I mean, how Jack could ever say to Pete "Pete do something!" while they are in a bad situation and he himself does absolutely nothing?
He was in total shadow for all the story!!! It started well but after a while I didn't enjoy it anymore...
I still love the series as all the rest of the book elemente were great: Pete and all the other characters (new and old), the atmosphere and the story-telling... I just sincerely hope the author will bring back the real Jack Winter, the crow Mage, the man who walked the Hell and went away alive, in the next book...

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