Great book but only the second story I've read by the author / pen name. Now, I want to know what happens next! I was left hanging, standing behind the door with the "human" character.
Please, please, please let us know more about this world or about the wood guardians? Or both?
I'm so happy Grace Draven is writing again as I have all her books from Amberquill (too few and too short!) but always wanted more. Now, after "Master of Crows" another novel-length offering from Ms Draven, and it is GOOD. Now, as I'm never content, I'm waitung for more.
If you're looking at this book without having read the previous volumes then go back and start at the beginning, if you're already a fan I don't need to tell you how great this books is - because I can promise it is. However, if I actually started to tell you about the plot I'd tell too much as we're seamlessly thrown into the action started in the last voume.
I can promise, you will find the emotion, humour, action and excitement we've gotten used to in all her writing.
I'm an avid reader of the works of four of the six authors and none of them disappointed - well, I would have liked the stories to be longer as there's still so much I want to learn about the characters. The same goes for the two "not-so-often-read" authors.
A VERY good anthology and for 3.99 a steal.
Now I want MORE and LONGER *grumble*
It took me a bit to finally start with this book but when I actually did I couldn't put it down again.
Excitement, intrigue, romance, friendship, betrayal and abiding love, this book has it all.
As I'm not a diligent reviewer, I'm rather late with this (waiting for book 4 now) but that alone should show that I follow the series closely. Travis and Charlie are a great couple with lives I like to follow. If you liked the first, you'll probably want more and if not: "what are you doing here? start with the first and then come back!"
So, I was quite content with the ending of "Red Dirt Heart 3" but I'm not averse to more from NR Walker and the forth book was written in Travis' POV, a first for the series.
I can't say much about the book but it has romance, ender moments, anguish, happy times, giggles and scenes, where I was just scratching my head as I don't get the fascination with some things (trying to avoid spoilers here).
All in all, the book felt a bit like a candied cherry, coated with rich chocolate and garnished with sprinkles - a bit too much for me but really not a bad indulgence once in a long while.
Ok, if this wasn't a Jordan L. Hawk book and I trusted and liked her book, I would have stopped reading about 50 pages in as I REALLY dislike Henry. He tries to do better near the end of the book but I can only hope for redemption in the sequel because his "sorry" just didn't cut it for me here. He was an a**, plain and simple.
The story itself is excellently written with a really scary ghost plot. The atmosphere is comparable to "Theshold" by the same author. The style and mores of the Victorian era feel authentic and believable. Vincent, Lizzie and Jo are characters I want to know more about, and Henry, well, I trust Jordan's talents as a writer. Let's see what the next book brings.
I know why I waited so long to read this book despite being REALLY keen to know what it is about (I resisted Grace Draven's blog entries valiantly). Because as soon as I had started I was already at the end - at least it felt like it. One wonderful rushed through read later, I'm only left with re-reads of this and all her other works (too few yet).
This book is reading pleasure incarnate.
If you've read "Master of Crows" you'll be as happy as me to meet Silhara and Martise again in this admittedly far too short story. I'm just happy there'll be a sequel to "Master" as this story whetted my appetite for MOOOORE.
Ah, once again my old problem when faced with a book written by Thea Hayworth (and there aren't enough of those by far) - I WANT MORE! I want more of this story (engrossing), I want more about these characters (interesting individuals and real aliens), I want more of this woldbuilding (what we get are just glimpses into a rich future/ scifi world), well, I just want more!
As for the "helpful parts" of a review, Kira Seyvah said averything relevant in hers, I can't add anything more.
As this is the second book this won't come as a surprise, but still: thank you for writing vampires that kill (albeit bad people). It's so nice for a change to not have them just sip.
This is a sequel where all the characters are already established and I for one still like them. Nice action sequences after an interesting built up though I could have done with the vampire ex machina and bombastic magic developments (don't want to spoil). The epilogue was a bit over the top as I already believed in their HEA but ok, to each their own.
This book gave me some pleasant hours of relaxation.
Very nice to see that Gray, Caleb and John are back but sad to see that SPECTR didn't change all that much. Nice little book with good action and emotions though I could have done with a greater length. Anticipating the next volume.