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Smashwords book reviews by Stephanie Cain
on Dec. 19, 2012
I very much enjoyed this story, which read quickly and smoothly--too quickly, in fact! All too soon I was reaching the last page and wishing for a sequel.
I was quickly drawn in by the main character, who is observant but a quiet sort of man, the sort who doesn't tell all he sees or knows. I didn't have any difficulties with the Japanese terms. I felt nearly all of them were woven in so deftly the meaning was easily inferred, and on those occasions when I couldn't figure it out, I could just check the glossary. Admittedly, I've watched a fair bit of anime, so I'm familiar with some Japanese terms.
The descriptions in the story are evocative without being overdone. I loved seeing the main character grinding his ink or watching people dance in the moonlight.
The story itself was fascinating. I began to suspect early on that all was not as it seemed, but the twist I began anticipating was not quite the twist I got! Very well crafted, and the ending, while it wrapped up the story, also left me wanting more about these characters.
- Queen of Roses
on June 03, 2013
I have to start my review by confessing I read a lot more fantasy than I do science fiction. I enjoyed this novel a great deal. The characters were engaging and distinct, and the plot grew in suspense as it gained momentum. I thought the mystery was well built and the twist at the end wasn't one I saw coming, but made perfect sense. I look forward to reading more of Elizabeth McCoy's writing.