- File Size: 602 KB
- Print Length: 286 pages
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- Publisher: Novel Ninjutsu (November 7, 2011)
- Publication Date: November 7, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0064NRHMG
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Desolation is the daughter of Loki or Lucifer, as he likes to be known. She has been raised in Hell. Being the princess of Hell there are expectations but she has learned to hide the warmth she carries deep inside. She keeps to herself and trains with Akaros. He is encouraging her to Become. She has refused to give into her shadow self so far.
Her father is sending her to Earth again. She feels like she is being punished and is unsure what she has done. She dreads the remembering she must do. The guilt she feels about Aaron. The only good thing is seeing Lucy, her true friend who loves her. She is a light in Desi’s darkness.
She also meets Miri who also becomes a light. She steps in and continues in Lucy’s shoes. Desi’s guilt weighs her down and she feels she can’t deserve what they are trying to give her.
When she becomes, everything she believed is wrong. She is drawn into the war in which she didn’t remember while living in Hell. She has to make tough choices and great sacrifices to battle for Earth against her father.
This story is incredibly dark. You feel for Desi from the beginning. The author makes it clear that she is different and doesn’t really belong there. She is very damaged over her visit to Earth eight months ago and what occurred with Aaron.
It was hard to read this story. It was very depressing. I thought the story was unique with a good vs evil theme. Desolation is exactly what her name construes. As I read the story I hoped she would come out on the right side of light and Asgard. I didn’t like how things ended. She lost a lot and I hope it rectifies itself in the next book. The ending chapters really brought the story down for me. I give it a 3 out of 5.
Allow me to explain. It gripped me from the first page. I read it in a day, I was very captivated by it, and really wanted to see what happened. In that sense, I loved it.
Much of the book takes place in Desi's head. On one hand, I have to say that Desi's voice was strong, and well developed. On the other hand, her head is a wild place to be. She is very repetitive, thinks the same things a lot - "I was the devil's daughter..." Yup got it. Don't need to hear it thought over and over.
She frequently feels the need to justify her behavior and thoughts and feelings by reminding us just who she is. And that was where my hate came in. By halfway in, I knew the character pretty well, I didn't need all the constant extra explaining.
The pace was fantastic. It moved fast and never got dull or boring.
The editing was clean. A few small formatting issues - extra spaces. But absolutely nothing that interfered with readability.
This book, all in all, is an example of a self published title well done. The cover is breathtaking, and the interior design is done very well too.
But then we come to the end. I don't mind cliffhangers - to some extent. This one though, left me feeling very unsatisfied. I fully expect the first book in a series to leave me with questions and wanting more. This though, left me feeling like "what was the point?"
From one standpoint, I can see that the conclusion was more in her emotional journey, and that part was at least a bit satisfying.
I really believe that a cliffhanger, done well, should at least leave a character and by proxy the reader, on a high note. - This book failed to deliver that.
If it weren't for the ending, I would have likely given 4 stars, even if the repeated thoughts did get a bit annoying, so you may like this book better than I did if cliffhangers don't bother you.
I haven't made up my mind yet if I will get the sequel. It's my understanding that as of right now, the 3rd book isn't out yet, and I suspect the second book will be just as much of a cliffhanger from the reviews I have read on it. I will probably wait until the author concludes the series, and then consider finishing it.
Overall, not perfect, but well worth reading.
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