A Thief in the Night (Ancient Blades Trilogy, Book 2) Paperback – 4 Aug 2011
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Praise for David Chandler [who also writes as David Wellington]:
‘Wellington is a vivid storyteller, whether describing gruesome attacks, expressing the subtle attraction between man and woman, or chronicling the life of a troubled teen.’ – Associated Press
‘Terrific; a literate, smartly constructed page-turner. . . Wellington again proves himself as one of the very best authors of contemporary horror fiction.’ – Bookgasm.com
‘The taut narrative never slackens, providing thrilling entertainment for readers who like their horror raw and bloody.’ – Publishers Weekly
About the Author
David Chandler was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Syracuse University and received an MFA in creative writing from Penn State. He also holds a masters degree in Library Science from the Pratt Institute. He now lives in New York City with his wife who, in her wedding vows, promised to "kick serious zombie ass" for him.
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So what did this book do? For me, this title restored a lot of my faith in him as an author as it allowed his writing skills to come to the fore as the plot moves forward at quite a pace. The characters pick up from their original 2d impressions to be more fleshed so that they stand out and when you add crisp prose alongside some good dialogue (with the addition of a cracking undercurrent) which made this book vastly superior to its predecessor. I really am now looking forward to the third and final part.
The story and the relationships are quite involved but never too complicated or confusing.
I can say that the action and tension is constant, not a pause to draw breath. I do feel that a some brief calmer moments to allow the reader to draw breath would be nice. You need that because then it can help the build up to the next moment of excitement. Spielberg demonstrated that most effectively in the film "Jaws"
Rather than write separate reviews for the other two books in the series I will say that they follow the same pattern but in different locations. Book 2 is even more concentrated in terms of non stop action. I have had to have a rest and read something else before continuing with book 3
The stories read well but I began to find it all a bit predictable after a while. Why did nobody sit Croy down and tell him what a twit he was/is?
I bought the books for Kindle. Overall they weren't bad, but there's not enough in there to hook me hard enough to buy another one, should it come out.
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