King of the Dead (Jeremiah Hunt Chronicle) Hardcover – 27 Nov 2012
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It took another couple weeks, but we recently took a vacation where reading was the perfect activity. I knocked out the rest of the book in just a couple days. I immediately purchased King of the Dead on Kindle. I knocked that out in two sittings over two days... I didn't purchase Watcher of the Dark as my reading obsession was drawing attention to my lack of participation in family time... :)
When things slow down, and I can find time to get back to reading, Watcher is first on my list.
I don't consider myself to be a qualified reviewer for anything. I've never walked out of a movie, and I've never stopped reading a book I've started. Yeah, I keep expectations low. I let the story unfold and just hope to be entertained. Even if I manage to figure out the plot early-on, I still want to see it unfold to see if I was right. This book always had me guessing, and it never disappointed.
Most of my reading is sci-fi/fantasy. This series is only my second foray into horror or horror-adjacent fare. The last sci-fi/horror book was read sometime in the 80s while I was in my teens. I've read most of Niven, the Orion series from Bova, all the Dune series (minus most of the follow-on works), and all the George R.R. Martin Ice and Fire novels.
I really liked it. I like the style and flow. The first person narrative felt very relaxed - like the way I would talk to myself.
I found Herbert agonizing with the details. Mr. Nassise accomplishes a similar content delivery in much less time/words. With Herbert, it became exhausting to fully incorporate all his description into my mental image of the story. Mr. Nassise strikes a balance - just enough detail quickly described to allow me to form a vivid mental image while allowing the story to unfold at just the right pace.
The only thing I didn't like about this book is the ending... It made me immediately want to go read Watcher, but time didn't permit.
This book and its predecessor are absolutely worth reading.
I gave this story a 4 as only perfection gets a 5.
I am eagerly awating Jeremiah Hunt a really fun read!!!
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