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Feb 08, 2008 07:04AM

1898 I agree with Jennifer. Also, I don't like the bigger type/font. For some reason, I find it harder to get into the story and am more easily distracted. They're also just way too expensive, and the paper isn't as nice to touch, being thicker. It's funny, but cheaper paper is just so much nicer to hold and smell!

Luckily, I have enough patience these days to wait for the paperback. But it's certainly a sign of Ward's success, and congrats to her.
1898 I don't mind Rehvenge but the way he's described - his look - is a bit off-putting.

But at least we know now that there's at least 4 more books coming! Thanks for this Valerie!
Jan 31, 2008 07:48AM

1898 I know what you mean, Laura, but I try really hard not to skip those sections in these books - or any other. It's a bad sign when I start skipping or skimming! I've found that forcing myself to read the less exciting/romantic parts gives a great sense of anticipation, and makes reading the other parts much more exciting!

And I agree with Jennifer's coment. I don't just want romance, I want story as well, and I want to understand these people and their mystic background. And I have found, such as when Bella is kidnapped, that it is important to the story.
John Matthew (1301 new)
Jan 29, 2008 01:24PM

1898 I noticed that - in my review on my blog, I said (somewhat cynically perhaps) that it was no surprise he dies early on, since his name doesn't match. For me, the name thing made his demise predictable.
John Matthew (1301 new)
Jan 29, 2008 10:03AM

1898 I actually thought this was a given, not a theory. At the end of Book 1, the Scribe Virgin returns him to life but warns him he will have no memory of who he once was. Then in the second book John Matthew turns up, and the coincidences aren't that subtle because we've been given insight in Dark Lover. The Brothers don't have the same insight, so they don't see/expect the connection.

When John sees Beth for the first time he blacks out, and he continues to feel something strange around her, as if he recognises her, but he doesn't.

He also shares the same DNA as Beth, which is why the Brothers think they are siblings, but WE know they are really, technically-but-not-technically, father and daughter.

He is of the warrior caste, as strong as the others (and he gets his own sub-plot!). The fact that he was born, grows up etc. as a completely different person doesn't faze me - it's the fantasy aspect of these books, which I love. The Scribe Virgin definitely has the ability for that, and knowing that she gave Darius new life means that the other things she does, like bring Jane back, aren't unbelievable.

So, I say he is definitely Darius, no question about it, and Ward has planned it all along.
Jan 28, 2008 06:28AM

1898 Oh yeah, I remember now! Thanks.
Jan 24, 2008 12:41PM

1898 Spoiler comment
I love the Brotherhood being men, that's part of their attraction for me!

But in the most recent book Vishous's sister was revealed - Payne, right? Anyway, I'm hoping she has a big part to play in upcoming books, I don't think a femal vampire warrior would spoil things ;)

(It's been a while since I read these - who's Xhex again?)