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Great Urban Fantasy - and made me laugh,
This review is from: Storm Born (Dark Swan 1) (Paperback)This is an excellent book for a variety of reasons. Firstly it creates a credible Otherworld of the Gentry or Fairies and a credible heroine in Eugenie. It gets interesting in that Eugenie has been brought up to hate the Gentry and view them as solely evil and worthy of slaughtering (which she has been very successful at). Thus when her view of the gentry is challenged as she gets to know some of them and uncovers some hidden aspects of her own past, the book lights up. A comparison would be to use racial hatred - she has been taught that it is right and good to be prejudiced and it is difficult to deal with the fact that the world doesn't divide into black and white or good and evil as she had thought. Add to this some great humour which starts with the possessed trainer, moves onto Tim, the fake Red Indian housemate, jigsaw puzzles (the bit where Eugenie admires the kitten jigsaw she has just made is priceless) and the Village People line up of people in her back yard and you have a very good novel. The excellent category is because it isn't full of over-written sex sessions (there are some).
It reminded me a bit of Jes Battis's Nightchild and Tanya Huff's Summoning series (mainly due to the humour).
I hope there is a sequel on the horizon sometime soon.