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on 11 March 2007
I thought this book would be more Dark-Hunter related than other spin offs and ontology's, but I was disabused rather quickly. I must admit I never thought an author of SK's caliber would produce such a badly put together novel, in which there were numerous glaringly obvious editorial mishaps, and a very shaky plot. There seemed to be too many characters that have no reason of being in the plot, they added nothing, and eventually after introducing them they faded away. Some reviewers have commented about this book being another build up to the Acheron book, and I must admit, I agree. Yet, it doesn't build any suspense nor does it feed curiosity about Acheron, all it does is make every other book in the series seem like an after thought. Moreover, the whole scene where Acheron puts certain actions in motion which would eventually lead him to kill Nick are totally contrived, and I would think that such a "dramatic" scene could have been re-written in a more convincing manner. I really enjoyed the other Dark Hunter books, and I hope this is not an indicator of what's to come.
I recommend trying "Moon Called" by Patricia Briggs instead!