- File Size: 858 KB
- Print Length: 333 pages
- Publisher: David Jones; First edition (June 4, 2011)
- Publication Date: June 4, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0054H1U6C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,252,104 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Honestly, I like to read and savor text. I like to go back and even speak aloud particularly well constructed sentences, and from the first this was the quality I enjoyed about "Lilith's Tears." The author wasn't simply telling a story. He created, constructed and described a panorama of complex characters, actions and locations, which were carefully directed to evolve in a manner reminding me of past masters of fiction. Despite dark fantasy themes within the story, very definitely, David Jones's specialization in Renaissance and eighteenth century Literature brilliantly shown through his words for a memorable work that could be considered a kind of modern horror but also felt like the classic gothic historicals I so loved to read.
I did feel creating more paragraphs, not having such lengthy passages, and editing out some of the descriptions could better have served the text. They were vivid but after you learned the setting, some weren't necessarily needed anymore, as the character was fully grounded in his environment. But if anything that requires the reader to settle back and more fully immerse themselves in events. Speaking of which, the pace was good overall, with plenty of action that leads to a chilling climax as all threads were woven neatly together, until you're floored by the ending. "Lilith's Tears" is a great debut in an almost Edgar Rice Burroughs style, and I'd be very interested in other works by this talented author.
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The descriptions are so abundant and colorful I could almost hear the jungle birds singing and smell the sea. But, the descriptions are also the reason I couldn't give this read 5 stars (and trust me, I really, really wanted to). At times, they seemed a little redundant and repetitive and I would have liked to have seen more conversation between characters.
I loved how Trebane never gives up hope of rescuing his beloved Serena and finding an escape from the madness on the island. I loved finding out more about the history of the island and it's inhabitants and how it all came together. Packed with excitement and mystery, it doesn't stop until the very end. The ending took me by complete surprise as I thought I had it all figured out, and brought a few tears to my eyes. This is an excellent read from a young and promising author and I would definitely recommend!