Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The White Spell (Nine Kingdoms #10) by Lynn Kurland

Review:

The White Spell (A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms) - Lynn Kurland


Acair of Ceangail, youngest bastard son of the worst black mage in history, has followed in his father’s footsteps, wreaking havoc throughout the world and leaving powerful enemies in his wake. After a year of reparation, he owes a final bit of penance: twelve months spent working in a barn without using his magic.
 
Léirsinn of Sàraichte understands horses, stable work, and how to judge men’s hearts.  When she starts seeing shadows where there should only be light, she knows there is evil afoot. Unfortunately, it's something she can’t fight on her own.
 
Acair’s attempts to aid Léirsinn only draw the notice of dangerous mages against whom he is currently defenseless. With only each other to rely on, Acair and Léirsinn find themselves suddenly in a race to save the world before it’s consumed by darkness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Spell was really beautiful. I love the world, I love the characters, I love the emotional journey, everything.

Kurland doesn't waste anything in this book, she doesn't mince words or use empty vocabulary to get her story told. Each statement and sentence has a purpose and meaning. Its wonderful.

Honestly I love Kurland's writing. She's a talented story teller.

Also I have to admit how much I liked Acair. I mean really. Who wouldn't like a guy like him by the end? That amused acceptance totally won me.

 

*Warning * *May contain minor spoiler*

Even at the conclusion the journey continues on and he's content to do so with the woman he loves at his side. Love it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Of Saints and Shadows (Shadow Saga #1) by Christopher Golden

Review:

Of Saints and Shadows - Christopher Golden

Book One in the Shadow Saga is a brilliant epic that takes you into the secret world of vampires--and a secret society sworn to destroy them.

 

Sweeping, sensuous, and shocking, it is a powerful vision of immortality that will hold you in its spell...forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love that Golden is brave enough to cross several topics that some would consider more sensitive material for some readers but its handled in a humane way which is interesting because most the characters involved were supernatural beings.

I liked the whole vampire/ PI thing, the spiritual / supernatural mystery.

The way Golden created the world of the Shadow Saga is different from all the other fantasy/horror books in this genre I've read. In a small way Of Saints and Shadows had a paranormal Dick Tracy feel to it which was great because you don't get that very often.

Although I felt the characters could have used more personality, more development as far as their characterization because a lot of them seem to be very similar and muted in a lot of ways I felt Golden could have gone a little extreme with it and it still would have worked well without feeling over done.

I have to admit despite being a new author to me I really enjoyed this one. I look forward to reading the next book in the Shadow Saga series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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