on July 20, 2011
This was just the cutest take on "The Princess and The Frog" that I have ever read! It is well written and will definitely keep an 8-10 year old on pins and needles through the book. My favorite part was the ending. I love how the Princess "got back" at her brother without maliciousness. I hope he learns his lesson!
Nowhere To Go
on July 20, 2011
Many of the stories seemed familiar as I read this book. Then I realized that this was a collection of Mr. Rowan's stories previously printed elsewhere. I had read several of them in those publications. He gives a rather dark view of human nature, but adds a few surprising flashes of courage and generosity. I enjoyed the book, but found I got a bit depressed if I read too much at once. His characterization is excellent and he has a knack for putting a twist in the ending that had me chuckling and shaking my head at times.
I really enjoyed this collection of stories. I thought the title of one of the stories, "A Mish Mash of Fiction," would have been an even better title for the book. Some of the stories ended a bit abruptly, but many made me chuckle and had great feel to them.
I've never seen the End Times portrayed like this before. It seemed to be a Roman Catholic perspective. I thought the idea of fallen angels redeeming themselves through their children rather fantastic along with the idea that those who don't take the mark turn into a kind of undead. Quite imaginative and an interesting twist! I would have enjoyed it more if it hadn't ended with "To Be Continued . . . " That's ok with a serialized story or a TV show, but to have to wait a year or more for the next book to come out? Not sure I will be interested by then.