Dark Is the Moon
There's a murder mystery buried here in this quartet, the murder that hooked Llian into the story to begin with way back in book ...more
If you have read the first two books, you know what to expect and don't need to read reviews. I guess the thing that annoys me the most is the long, dry spells in the story. You know what I mean, the long periods of time when nothing much happens. Yet I listened every day and do not regret that decision or action.
The Llian and Karran rel ...more
'In Dark is the Moon, the third volume of Ian Irvine's "The View from the Mirror" quartet, the web of intrigue and magical betrayal that passes for politics in the world of Santhenar has reached a point of complexity where even its master players are feeling the strain. One of the few constants in Irvine's imagined world--the passionate erotic love between scholar/chronicler Llian and woman warrior Karan--starts to become unravelled when they are trapped with the evil mage Rulke in
Dark Is the Moon opens immediately after the Aachim leader Tensor, in a doomed effort to vanquish the villain (?) Rulke, ends up freeing him from the enchanted dimension where he's been imprisoned for a thousand years. The majority of the book chronicles the attempts of Mendark, Yggur ...more
One thing that bothers me, however, is the way some of the key characters revert back to being one or two dimensional after struggling to develop some skills or abilities or strengthen some traits. Llian becomes the proud, ...more
The danger some of the characters are in, and how much Irvine has made his readers care about them makes it almost difficult to read at times, but when it becomes too much, you switch to another storyline and follow that for a while, and though these characters are also having difficulties, it's almost a relief to get away from the other characters, for a little while. The structure helps the plot build ...more