Embraced By Darkness: Number 5 in series (Riley Jenson Guardian) Paperback – 4 Aug 2011
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"'Keri Arthur's imagination and energy infuse everything she writes with zest' Charlaine Harris 'Keri Arthur skillfully mixes her suspenseful plot with heady romance in her thoroughly enjoyable alternate reality Melbourne' Kim Harrison" -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
Keri Arthur's Riley Jenson Guardian series is packed with everything you need: a feisty heroine, vampires and werewolves, suspense and a whole lot of sexy actionSee all Product Description
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However, I was very pleasantly surprised at the vivid characterisation and the placement of the main character of Riley, in a parallel modern-day Australia.
The author has successfully - through 5 books - interwoven fantastical elements, occasional strong violence and great sex with crime fighting.
I would strongly recommend this author to anyone, not least because she has exhibited genuine character growth and story arc across each of her books. Something which other series authors have failed to achieve.
However, there are issues. The first is perhaps an odd complaint - the two mystery plot strands never dovetailed, as you might expect in a book of this nature. The missing girl plot and the vengeful spirit plot are unrelated, and one is wrapped up so quickly and neatly, you almost don't see the point in it. A shame, because it seemed so promising. The other issue is one I can't go into without spoilers, but suffice to say there's a massive deus ex machina moment that seems cheap and disappointing, given the inventiveness I've come to love in this series.
The good points - Riley's hormones are dancing and jigging less, and Quinn is thankfully absent, although I doubt that will last. I'm waiting patiently for Riley #6 and hoping it gets the series back on track. End verdict - fun but flawed.
The plotting in this book was excellent with good pacing and with the variety of two simultaneous investigations. The caustic relationship between Riley and Salliane, 'The Cow', is very amusing, and adds some light relief in a story with a fair amount of darkness. Riley's skills are growing and strengthening and she discovers a new aspect of her nature in this book following the drug treatment that she received in the first instalment. Her brother Rhoan features in this story as he helps Riley at the denouement at the end of the story when they uncover the evil behind a string of grisly deaths from the UK to Germany to Australia.Read more ›
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Love this author and another great book that i could not put down. Can't wait for the next one coming out.Published 7 months ago by S Logan
good condition. fast delivery. love this series so much there are so many twist and so much action in these books i cant put them down untill ive finishedPublished on 2 Mar. 2013 by Jade