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A 'strange' - but beautful read!,
This review is from: The Killing Moon: Dreamblood: Book 1 (Paperback)
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A very strange book indeed for me this; I loved the beginning and the descriptive scene of the man crawling across rooftops in the night - it left so much speculation as to what he may have been up to and great potential for the story. However; several chapters in, and I must confess to being more than a little lost with regards to the plot... I also found the ending somewhat confusing...
It appears that certain individuals (commonly called priests?) would `extract' dreams from people, having crept into their bedrooms during the night as they slept, and that some form of power was gained by this in order to do good works - i.e. healing sick people and the like, but there was also another individual known as `The Reaper' doing the exact opposite? I think (!)
I found the book difficult to follow in general - and none of the characters had enough substance I felt to get to know any of them well enough to really care about, but the weird thing about this novel is; at the same time, I could not put it down!!? It is beautifully written and inspires a great deal of imagination with the use of clever prose alone where there is a tremendous lack of detail, and rather vague in places... I also found the names and words a bit `clumsy' to get the tongue round. Having said that; this genre is notorious for such elements, but they became easier and more `comfortable' the more you read them.
I'm giving this read five stars, because it is a sheer delight to read by the beautiful way in which it has been written - regardless of the story.