While this technically was a vampire story, in reality it was more of a character study of small town relationships. Short and well structured, I enjoyed this story although there were places where the scene changes were particularly disorienting. As another reviewer said, I hope to see more stories, Jessica in particular, in this series
Disclaimer: I received a Kindle version of Pale Queen's Courtyard through a LibraryThing giveaway in return for a review.
This novel gave a glimpse into a well-thought out and rich landscape full of varying races, religions and views. While the plot of this particular novel was narrow, the world is rich and ripe for more tales.
Characters and locales were well conceived and the style and pacing allowed for discovery without dragging.
There were a few errors in this edition which slowed me a few times, but nothing too distracting. The one thing I would have expected in a printed copy that this did not include was a glossary of sorts. With so many place names, gods, unfamiliar titles and similar names, it would have been nice to have a glossary to refer to.
All in all this was a very enjoyable read and I look forward to more set in this world.
Just wow. Can't say if I liked this one or not - definitely not a pick-me-up kind of book. However, the characters, the environment, the plot, everything was so real, so well-executed you can't help but be drawn in