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Make sure you've read the first book.,
This review is from: Mortal Danger (The World of the Lupi, Book 2) (Mass Market Paperback)
I initially found myself quite confused. Of course, I hadn't read the first book. I stopped reading this one and hunted down the first. After reading the first book, Tempting Danger, this book was LESS confusing (it was still somewhat confusing). I would recommend reading the first book before starting this one.
This book could have used a bit of simplification. I found myself skimming pages at a time because I was bored/distracted by all of the unnecessary little details. The writing clarified toward the end, but that was only because the book rushed to resolution after plodding along from the beginning through the middle.
I was disappointed that the first half of the book was spent setting up an arch-villian only to have that villian quickly dispatched in a brief battle, which occurred in the middle of the book. The second half of the book was spent setting up the next book. In the second half of the book, the author suddenly has two separate versions of the heroine wandering/laying around in two different dimensions. The book ends with the reunion/consolidation of both heroines as well as the rescue of some dragons and the hero from the non-earth dimension. We only meet one of the dragons in the book (this is done via a couple of brief conversations); the rest are a complete mystery. Good? Bad? Are the dragons there to help save the world or to destroy it? Would it have been better for the heroes to perish in the other dimension rather than bring the dragons into the earth-dimension? Beats me. The author provided the reader with absolutely no preparation for this second storyline.
The first book, Tempting Danger, was much more interesting as well as being better executed. This book elaborated where it should have simplified and skimped on what it should have fleshed-out. However, the main characters are fairly likeable. I hope the next book, which I will still probably read, is better.