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Shadows Return by Lynn Flewelling
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Apr 07, 2009

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Read in April, 2009

I really wanted to give this book 4 stars, because I love Lynn's work, but unfortunately, it just didn't cut "really liked it." I liked it. A good story, involving my favourite bi-sexual characters, but it just didn't do anything for me. Where Lynn's previous books have been an emotional roller-coaster (especially Stalking Darkness), this one was more like a lazy drive in the countryside. It seems that Lynn focused too hard on keeping within 120,000 words than on giving us a worthwhile emotional journey.
There was nothing wrong with the plot - adventuresome fun that got going pretty quickly. But I don't feel that the characters really developed that much and even near the end when something major happened, my reaction was: meh.

I'm still looking forward to The White Road Nightrunner Vol. 5, but Lynn Flewelling has fallen into the working author bracket rather than the great storyteller that she was.

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