Anya Harris's unwanted talents have made her a refugee, flying from city to city ahead of a tide of burning terror nobody else can see. She's hoping Santiago City will be different, but deep in her heart of hearts, she knows nowhere is safe enough for someone with her secrets. When the gray-eyed man with guns and a sword shows up, claiming to be sent to pr...more
But Cloud Watcher is the weakest book in an already weak series. I read three books out of five, and if the other two books were mostly ok to me, the fourth has not much to it to say at least "meh. it's ok, even if I didn't really like it".
As per usual with Ms Saintcrow the setting is intriguing, unfortunately here both plot and characters were cringe wor ...more
This story is another one filled with angst and persecution. Being gifted is not a great ...more
From the blurb on Hoopla-
Anya Harris's unwanted ...more
It's an interesting series and this story has a twist on witch burning and the Inquisition.
I do like the premise and I wish I could say the same for the characters. They actually are decent human beings, so to speak, and I do like them once they bond with their Watchers. It's the before-the-bonding that each one drives me nuts.
I enjoy a heroine alone, on the run from the villains, who over the course of the novel, finds friends, builds a community, and learns to depend on and work with others. This novel opens with Anya running away fro ...more
Jack and Anya made a great couple for this story but they both had so much previous baggage it was excruciatingly mired in self loathing at times. The addition of having what appears to be an autistic adult/child thrown into the mix who was so self absorbed and you knew from the first time you met him that he was going to be t ...more
I found Anya rather annoying and silly and was expecting much more from the female lead. I also didn't really understand the point of Shell and the relationship between himself and Anya.
Why do authors write a female lead who is strong willed and then have that character use her strong will to make idiotic choices? It is annoying. Good writing. Good premise. Interesting love story. Annoying character development choices.