Desperate Times was a fun, engrossing read. I don't know if there will be sequels but the prequels are fantastic! I always find myself wanting to know more about the characters; to have some insight into who they are. The prequels for this novel gave fabulous insight into the well-developed characters. They made you want to read the novel, to find out what happened in their lives.
The novel itself has something for everyone. It has adventure, romance, loss, and some measure of hope. Nice ending too! It's a great read.
Before starting Brindle's Oddysey, I was told it had a 'killer romance' as one of the main themes and I agree. However, that's not what I was left with. There is humor, adventure, romance (an epic romance), and fun but overall, the story is dark. The trials and tribulations of the main character are just as epic as the romance. It centers on the question of whether our lives are simply to be endured while we wait for the promised after-life or to be lived to the fullest? To be a good person, does one have to sacrifice? Very thought provoking and entertaining.