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Shadows Return by Lynn Flewelling
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Mar 22, 2009

liked it

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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Reading Progress

March 22, 2009 – Shelved
March 25, 2009 –
page 19
3.64%
March 26, 2009 –
page 34
6.51%
March 31, 2009 –
page 76
14.56%
April 1, 2009 –
page 118
22.61%
April 2, 2009 –
page 208
39.85%
Started Reading
April 5, 2009 – Finished Reading

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