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In many ways disappointing

2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 06.10.2018

If you’re looking for nice little stories about Diana and the Clairmont Family, this might be an interesting addition to your library. In this case I would give the book 3,5 Stars instead of 2.
If you’re willing to find read a new thrilling novel à la “All Souls trilogy”, you’re going to be very disappointed.

+ very nice to see what happens to Diana and the Children. I love the story of Apollo and the biting. I also like the children Dialoges and interactions with the other characters we already know and love

+ good recap of Marcus life. Cool “short stories” about his becoming a vampire and his life and struggles afterwards.

+ Phoebe story, getting to know her better and her family is great as well as Gallowglas and Freyas stories.

- The book has no real Plot, no adventure, no villain, no difficult situation to master, no real suffering or moving sequences.
If you’re acquainted with “the hero journey”, the basic storytelling guideline in literature, film, TV etc., you’re are going to miss it everywhere

- The character dialogues become very alienating at the end. It’s like if someone else took over to write the last couple of chapters. They don’t impersonate the personality we know. Specially the last sequence with Matthew, Diana, Chris, Sarah and the children. I find it really weird. You’ll have to find out yourself if you agree!

- Why is no one working ever? There’s important research to do.

- It’s sad not hearing the voices we already knew of the Characters. I really missed the voice of Jennifer Ikeda. The new reader, Saskia Maarleveld makes a good Gallowglas and most of the not so known Characters but Matthew and Markus voices scared me every time, again and again

Recap: nice to read but keep your expectations low. And please DON’T read it if you don’t know the “All Souls” series, wich I very much recommend!

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Think twice about this one

2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 12.11.2017

Interesting story with an essential message.
The language used is plain and simple. Good to read (hear) if you don’t read often or maybe in a young age.
The second thing In didn’t like is it’s radical way. For the most part of the book there is only “black & white”, “good & evil”... nothing in between. In contrast to the rest of the book is the end surprisingly open minded.