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Darklands (A Deadtown Novel) Mass Market Paperback – July 31, 2012
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Part of what makes the Deadtown novels so compelling is how Holzner employs themes of discrimination and fear. Vicky's determination and stubbornness are alternately her greatest asset and her most dangerous weakness. Holzner generates complications and tension with grace. --RT Book Reviews
I have loved each and every installment in this series, and this title was no different. I've learned to expect the unexpected. The author always keeps my on my toes with the twists and turns. --Sara's Urban Fantasy Blog
About the Author
Nancy Holzner grew up in western Massachusetts with her nose stuck in a book. This meant that she tended to walk into things, wore glasses before she was out of elementary school, and forced her parents to institute a “no reading at the dinner table” rule. It was probably inevitable that she majored in English in college and then, because there were still a lot of books she wanted to read, continued her studies long enough to earn a masters degree and a Ph.D.
She began her career as a medievalist, then jumped off the tenure track to try some other things. Besides teaching English and philosophy, she's worked as a technical writer, freelance editor and instructional designer, college admissions counselor, and corporate trainer.
Nancy lives in upstate New York with her husband Steve, where they both work from home without getting on each other's nerves. She enjoys visiting local wineries and listening obsessively to opera. There are still a lot of books she wants to read.
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This installment started off a bit slow for me. The story was enjoyable, however, the author donated a little bit more time to Vicky's relationship with her were boyfriend than I would've preferred.
I agree with another reviewer in regards to the cover. I personally found it hideous and I felt that it does not do the series justice.
I found the motive and story plot purposeless. Don't get me wrong, there was action-packed parts and interesting moments, but the story itself felt forced.
Although, I found many parts boring, the book was not dreadful; it just was not as consistently exciting as previous books. Vicky's interaction with her niece and their aunt Mab is always a treat and was a definite highlight.
I recommend this book to fellow dark urban fantasy readers and will read the next book in the series Hellhound due out in 2013.
I also recommend:
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, Book 1)
Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance)
Secrets of the Demon (Kara Gillian, Book 3)
Harvest Hunting (Sisters of the Moon, Book 8)
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Darklands is an enjoyable and entertaining romp in the world of the...Read more