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a nice read, but problems with hero
on 5 December 2003
People that have not read Chrisine Dodd will like this book, people who are her fans will have a bit of trouble with Prince Dominic (because of Runaway Princes - he was not NICE). The books really need to be read together, and when you do that, you come off disliking Dominic, so its jarring to have him suddenly presented as the hero. (Catherine Coutler did this in Chandra and the first of the Fire series - he was a total louse and suddenly he is hero in the next book.) It just makes it so hard to switch horses in mid-water.
Dodd's writing is always engaging and she sort of pulls it off, despite Dom's shady past. I enjoyed the book, but Dodd as done much better.