I am getting a little too obsessed with this writer now...I probably check whether there is a new book out whenever I can. This was no disappointment. Action, far off worlds, interesting plots and even more interesting characters...love it
Arrrrgghhh!!! That is all I can say. The books by madam C. Bell are always amazing. The worlds of her imagination are vast and numerous. I just need to cut the words of praise short because I am going to read the next one now!
Now I have a problem...I finished both books too soon...and the next book couldn't come soon enough. The character development in this book has been amazing in the main character and you can't help but wish for a Helper too. This book pushes all the right buttons for me.
I think this is my favourite series out of all of them! Alice is just the right kind of introvert with added spirit! I love that she continues to surprise us throughout and the characters really do drive the plot forward! Absolutely can't wait for more
I was not disappointed. I loved every moment of reading the 4th instalment of my favourite series by Odette C. Bell. Just one minute readjustment needed...at the end it says end of third book when it is fourth. I just can't wait for the fifth!
If you are into the whole love triangle thing with dashes of mystery and danger mixed in then I think this would be right up your alley and I can see it getting a lot more than what I have rated it as. I am very much not one of those people. Love triangles are boring and over used sub plots to have that distracts from the more interesting parts of the plot and in my mind ruins a good story as well as creating very shallow characters.I have so far loved all the books by this author and,even if this is my least liked, it is well written and entertaining. So don't knock it before you try it just because I hiss at every novel where a insipid, so called 'strong' heroine is 'caught in indecision' between two men... and there I go again..just ignore me.
I am not going to write too much, I am just going to say that if you love this series as much as I do then you are not going to be disappointed.. I waited until assignments were finished and then sat down to enjoy this completely.
Short review: I think I smiled the whole way through
Slightly longer review: It had everything I wanted from a book at the moment. Suspense, romance and surprising amount of comedy intentional or not. I genuinely rooted for the main character who was funny and charming and interesting without having all the tropes of many modern fictional heroines (ie extraordinarily smart, strong or pretty). Perhaps we didn't get enough of a look into the other characters, who seemed to be interesting in their own rights, but I enjoyed the book the whole way through and thats all I ask.
I can't give the series anything less than 5 stars. My fanatic loyalty will not allow me. It is not a perfect series but I love it all the same. And all I can say is finally...although not quite finally as there is still a lot more to wait for...anyway enough with the rambling.Alice is amazing as always and this time Commander Doe hasn't been too shabby either.
I have enjoyed Corvidae's books not only because of the well told stories and amazing worlds she creates but also because of the intriguing and unique characters she creates. While we may be used to stories of tortured heroes who, after committing the most horrible of deeds, struggle for redemption we don't really see a heroine do so. In most stories where a heroine does look for redemption the author tends to angle the story so that readers know that she wasn't all at fault. This author crossed that line and we are made sure that we know that Arrow has done some awful things but still we are able to empathise and like her. That's a triumph in my mind. All in all we action, magic and romance and everything I like in a fantasy.