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Genteel Spirits (Spirits, Featuring Daisy Gumm Majesty) Hardcover – August 10, 2011
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The issue that I see now with the series is the amount of repeated backstory that is taking up the first 10% of the novel. While it's always good to have some backstory for those picking up a novel mid-series, it's also good to leave some stuff out so folks will go back and read the first few books.
Additionally, in this collection of characters, it would be easy to demonstrate Daisy's feelings in conversations with others rather than have a long soliloquy of her opinions and background.
Either way, it's no longer necessary to introduce all this stuff in the beginning. It makes getting to the story tedious for us hard core fans.
This one wasn't edited as well as others, having a few phrases and full sentences repeated word for word in two or more places throughout the book.
However, it's a good, easy to read series that will pass the time and make you smile.
Maintaining the the quality of the writing over a series can be a challenge, one that Duncan appears to meet effortlessly.