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- Print Length: 287 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Connie Suttle; 1 edition (April 30, 2013)
- Publication Date: April 30, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CLJLZFC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,366 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I found that much of the first part of the book was extremely difficult to understand due to lack of enough of a back story as to who Breanne was and why she really was in Lissa's palace. Even if that wasn't confusing enough, the horrible way she was treated by just about every man she had to come into contact on a daily basis was appalling. Between Gavin, Teeg, and Kal they should all have been shot into the nearest white dwarf star or wormhole which would have ended her torment.
Reah was even scared to be around her which considering how Reah had been treated in the last section of this series, I found confusing. She should have understood better than anyone else what Breanne was going thru.
Kay and her issues....not getting it.
On subtledemon.com there's a 'glossary' of characters but it's not up to date so some sort of story synopsis at the beginning may have helped out with my issues with the book. With all the mates and characters in the book, a score card for who deals regularly with who would be helpful.
I finished it and will more than likely read the rest of them but perhaps not with the same enthusiasm as I read the rest of Connie's books.
Blood Double introduces a couple of new characters (Breanne, Gavin's first vampire child and Kay/Kalia) not sure what is going on with her yet, except Ashe wants her). Almost all the characters from previous books show up at least once in Blood Double. Also the second of the three Mighty Ones becomes known and hints of the third are given.
Breanne is brought to Le Ath Veronis with the intent of her impersonating Queen Lissa while Lissa is on a secret mission. From the time Breanne is dumped/lands on the vampire planet events spiral downhill and go from bad to worse to horrible for her. On the verge of dying from an unjust savage beating, Breanne twice says she does not want to be a vampire; however she is turned by Gavin regardless. This is the beginning of the absolute abysmal behavior of characters from previous books (such as Gavin and, Teeg) and will leave you stunned. This out of character behavior is somewhat explained by book's end.
The transformation of Breanne from a timid and meek older human female into something stronger and more dangerous than a vampire will keep you glued to the book. She has a sense of humor on par with Lissa. Another revelation concerning Griffin will be revealed, which will ensure that anybody who still had any good feelings for him will turn away in an instant. Norian's dark side surfaces again in actions towards Breanne also.
Almost any comment about the book would give too much away for those who have not read Blood Double yet. Any fan or new reader will not be sorry for buying this book as it is a keeper! The only thing I didn't like about Blood Double was it was too short!
I've read all Blood Destiny,Ir'indicti and High Demon book. The author is prolific and although she is starting to creep her prices upward, still reasonably priced. The books are generally fast, fun, very mindless reads.
But this series (God Wars) is by far her worst to date. She tries a new writing technique switching viewpoints between multiple characters every few paragraphs or pages. This just plain sucks. If she went a significant length (20 or more pages) between characters and limited it to a few key characters it might be bearable. To further complicate her story line she switches between two different time periods and allows multiple characters to time travel. This time travel also allows them to change the past; thus changing the "present".
This book could be viewed as a juvenile teen fantasy, but sex makes it very much age inappropriate. Her love scenes drift into even more esoteric kinky sex practices and her female heroines continue to collect lovers like charms on a bracelet. The series writing tends to be repetitive. Lonely woman feeling sorry for herself. But she is somehow irresistible to males, and marries multiple hunks. The "hunks" act very immaturely (which is kind of hard to believe for mates often supposedly thousands of years old) treating her badly (does the author have a history we should know about?). Only the heroine can defeat the evil that threatens. The heroine discovers even more powers, finds a few more mates to jump into bed with, and saves the world. Her mates then rediscover how wonderful she is and crawl back begging her forgiveness. Occasionally a god intervenes if things get too tangled up and author can't otherwise straighten out the mess she has created. The Ir'indicti series differs because of a male hero, who essentially gets no mates and seems to be ultimately rejected by those mates he desires. Doesn't seem fair for the males, but author is female.
The story is predictable. The female heroines are terrible role models for young teens because of their blatant jumping into multiple beds, their casual killing of bystanders and villeins without trials, their roles as victims, and their stereotype of a woman's worth being defined as a sexual partner. At least in the God Wars the heroines value isn't defined partly by her ability to cook.
The series would also benefit by a chart showing the levels of the gods involved as to who outranks/outpowers whom. What does it take to be listed as a god. At one point she kills off a half million gods. At what point does the term god become useless and a better label would be high powered alien. And frankly after a while who cares?
The redeeming points are:
The book is inexpensive
The book is very fast read
Only if you have read everything else by the author should you even consider reading this series. This series continues with some of the characters you should be familiar with. I continue to read the series as fun escapism and because I already have so much time invested I might as well ride it to the end. If you want to kill a few hours, go for it. But be prepared to occasionally be frustrated with idiotic characters, confusing plots, and difficult to follow twists.
I cannot endorse this book as intellectual, deep or redeeming role models. But is a very quick fast paced read and still relatively inexpensive.
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