- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 583 KB
- Print Length: 314 pages
- Publisher: Ecanus Publishing (16 Aug. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008Z10Y3E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #774,375 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
Jeremiah the main character is a half Elwyn/half human and a genius with the flute. He is an amazing character, he is broken but he refuses to give up. I think he is also the first mute character that I have come across and it was really interesting watching the struggle of trying to make himself understood when the other person couldn't use sign language. I thought this was all handled extremely well and the author also highlighted the presumptions that people have about differently abled people. I think the description in the synopsis of Jeremiah is perfect, he knows how to survive, but not how to live.
The characters are all fleshed out really well and there isn't a single character that I didn't find interesting. The author has updated elves, ogres and demons in a really interesting way and in a way to make them work in an urban environment instead of rolling hills and valleys. Apart from Jeremiah, I really liked the characters of Joe, Big Fred and I thought Ezra's character wasn't nice but was interesting. As a parent I just couldn't find anything redeeming in either Sylvan or Zeb as both of them let Jeremiah down in the worst way time and time again.
The world described is one of violence and of people just trying to survive. It is a very bleak place and one that can be recognised as somewhere we could end up one day. You can feel the hopelessness of the population, though there are spots of light that are shining through the darkness and hopefully they will be the one to succeed by the end of the story.Read more ›
I love the line about Jeremiah: He knew how to survive but not how to live. The world Ms. Jack paints here, one of violence and apathy, is one we can relate to; as we likewise understand Jeremiah's weariness over contempt and bigotry. How compelling it is when the author then weaves in something beautiful.
Throughout, this tale keeps the reader riveted. I am glad that I obtained a copy of this. Three cheers for Land of Midnight Days.
The author has created a world where danger lurks around every corner and the general population are so cowed by fear, that they won't rise up to defend themselves. It's a world populated by Gangers, Wanna-Be's, Ogres, and Elwyn. Jeremiah Tully, a mute half-Elwyn, faces constant hatred and prejudice. His life is dictated by a cruel and abusive guardian (Ezra) who provides Jeremiah a place to live in exchange for playing his flute at Ezra's club. As if ordinary life isn't dangerous enough, there is an epic battle is brewing and Jeremiah somehow finds himself at the center of it.
Jeremiah is a sympathetic character, but many of the characters who are supposed to be "good guys" are not very likable at all. The people who should have Jeremiah's best interests at heart sometimes become so caught up in Jeremiah's destiny, they forget he's a person in his own right. As Jeremiah struggles to survive, he is also facing an internal struggle as he realizes his life is full of secrets and disappointment.
I'd recommend this book to older teens and adults who enjoy complex, well-written urban fantasy. It's definitely worth your time reading. You won't be disappointed!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Land of Midnight Days is book one of a fast paced YA Urban Fantasy. I found myself gripped from the start . This story is a real page turner.Published 21 months ago by Home Reviewers
Omg ! Katrina Jack is a wordsmith!,I had an amazing experience reading this book,I like the way the story describes the struggle of the less privileged and how hope and courage to... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Awesome reviewer
Yes, found this little gem of a book, enjoyed every page. I do recommed to all who likes to be entertained by reading booksPublished on 30 Nov. 2013 by wref
I'd be lying if I said I thoroughly enjoyed this novel although it had it's fair share of "moments". Read morePublished on 19 Nov. 2013 by tallpete33
Before I started to read this book I wasn't sure if it was going to be for me. Well I shouldn't have worried! I was swept in right from the start. Read morePublished on 30 Nov. 2012 by Lindsey J Parsons
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