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Highlander meet Buffy
on 20 April 2014
From all the hype I read and videos on this debut novel I have to say I was a little dissapointed. The book starts out pretty slow. The first 1/3 of the book is very slow, really setting up the characters. Then from there the book steps into high gear.
There are certain things that really did not make sense to me if you are going to write a story in 1844, I really did not expect lightning pistols, batwing style flying machines, even electric drink despencers. Really? I do like thet fact that Aileana in an inventor/engineer, but she seems to have some majior technological breakthroughs.
The main character Lady Aileana seems to be a cross between the Buffy the vampire slayer and the imortals in the Highlander. As you might have guessed the falconers are a type of slayer. Aileana, powers seem to be the ability to sense Faeries, and take their energy after killing them in a quickening style.
After the murder of her mother Aileana, old life was destroyed, driven by anger and vengeance, and trained by the mysterious Kiaran MacKey. However when everyone has their own agenda, can she trust Kiaran, or even her old friends or her old loves.
This is the thing Aileana old life seems to be going to endless ball and dances, to try and attract a husband. As one of the characters say how do you even breath like this. There are some good ideas in the book, but everything seem to do from slow to hyperspeed in a matter of seconds. An example one minute the have problems killing one beast Aileana and her friend who have never fought together turn into a well oiled killing machine. This is my main problem with the book, but all in all some good ideas and lots of action to keep the book interesting.