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More plot makes a better story.
on 7 September 2011
This has the usual Patricia Briggs engaging charaters and good writing but is unlike her other books in one respect: there is more to it.
Typically I enjoy reading her books but feel at the end as if nothing has actually happened. It has all not-happened in an interesting and gently engaging way but there is no meat. This book had at least a little real meat. I suspect it is related to it having been her frist book revisited.
She, as so many authors do at first tried to get her good ideas and her plot all in to one story. This is good but most authors seem to learn they do not really need to and Briggs certainly appears to be one of them. An easy read sells but for me a read with a little more is definitely better. She has used the skills she learned from later books to ensure this is as engaging but has kept the meat that her early fervour put in there.