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- Print Length: 163 pages
- Publication Date: November 18, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00PUUJCUY
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #677,613 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Each main character has their own unique voice, their own unique background, and their own way of doing things. Each has a job to fill, and in doing so they show how perfectly imperfect they are. I love it when a book turns things on its head, and this book does a beautiful job of doing just that. The final twist at the end had me laughing, and applauding Christina as well as groaning because it's going to be a while before the next installment comes out. (Meannie!)
Even though the pages are packed with action, there are enough pauses in the scenes to let you catch your breath and regroup so you can look forward to the next round of problems to pop up. And, there are plenty of problems to deal with. The characters feel real through their complex, multi-dimensional creation along with the interactions they have among themselves. The setting has so much potential, I'm looking forward to rereading this one to see if anything else surfaces since I've read it once already.
P.S. We should be careful, because fracking could open a gate to hell- I know because I read it in this book.
The tone of the novel felt something like Good Omens or The Dresden Files.
The rotating first person perspective used was effective at moving the story along and showing the different sides of the cast. I quite liked Desmond, he had by far the most energy. I wish there was more development to the witches, but all good things come with time. This book was more of Seth's story to set up things to come, so that was the focus.
I liked it a lot. I breezed through it due to the solid pacing and writing. Interested in reading more in this world. Heartily recommend.
Not so much a tale of good vs. evil like one often finds in this genre, but a tale of agenda vs. agenda, which makes the whole thing refreshing and interesting.
The narrators are three swell guys you'll love go get to know: Desmond the Warrior, Seth the Observer and Bogie -- heh I love Bogie -- the lesser demon.
A fast paced page turner that any fan of fantasy should check out.
Past Life Strife is fun, fast, and unexpected, unless you've read some of McMullen's other works, and you know to expect the unexpected. Still, the fast and the fun will keep you so distracted you'll probably be blindsided by the unexpected.
Seth has been sent to the Five Penny bar. His role as Observer is to aid those in peril from slipping further into darkness, and combat the forces behind their demise. In Blackbird, magic resonates, drawing an array uniquely gifted aberrant characters, each with their own agenda.
The author does an excellent job conveying the story from several well defined character vantage points. Scenes converging with vivid detail and smooth transition. The anticipation is every flowing with new challenges, as secrets unfold.
The characters have plenty of depth, detail, and personality. Abounding with clever metaphors and whimsy.
And easy book for me to recommend, first in the Discordant series.