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About the Author

Lynn Flewelling is best known for her Nightrunner series, as well as The Tamír Triad, and her work appears in a dozen languages. She also maintains a lively online presence with her website and her LiveJournal, Talk in the Shadows, and her Facebook page. Born in northern Maine, Flewelling is happily transplanted in Redlands, California, with her husband and some very spoiled dogs.
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Product Details

  • Series: Nightrunner (Book 7)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey (April 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345522311
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345522313
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.1 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #653,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have been a huge fan of the Nigthrunner series since I found it many years ago. This is the last (seventh) book in the series according to the author. I’m really sad to see it end, but can understand that if she is out of stories for these characters, best to end on a good note. She has said short stories are probable, which is good. And it was nice to see nothing “final” happened to them, there is always the possibility for more.

The story was good. Solid magical mystery, good world building, really great secondary character development. After seven books, Alec and Seregil are well developed. It was awesome seeing them together, just like a normal couple, dealing with the situation. No time spent on second guessing their relationship. And neither one was captured or lost, causing the other to search for him for most of the book. Which is a good plot, but we’ve seen it a lot in this series.

Instead the secondary characters got good development. Good pacing, good use of multiple POVs to tell the tale. Good use of aspects of previous tales to build the story. Just wish I had another novel to preorder.
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It seems this last installment(maybe) doesn't have the intensity of the author's previous works.
Generally, the interaction between Alex and Seregil lacked a humorous warmth. But, than
again, the relationship has been ongoing for awhile. The first half of the book had a slower pace.
I wasn't as absorbed in the subject.

Don't get me wrong. Flewelling still has the flair of story telling with the intrigue , impossible odds,
mysteries and endearing characters. Admittedly, I have read all the other books in this series. I don't
regret reading this work. It's just that the charm wasn't there for me . Perhaps, it was it a bit too dry in
certain parts. Nevertheless, the author sill comes across with a vivid imagination.
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I only discovered the Nightrunner series three years ago. I immediately read (and loved) every book Ms Flewelling has published, but confess the Nightrunner books have been my favorites. This story offers a new locale, and introduces a lot of interactions with ghosts, demons and other supernatural beings, as well as some magical creatures with which readers of the series will be familiar. It of course focuses on our "old favorites" from the earlier books - Seregil, Alec, Mikum and Thero, but also brings Thero's new apprentice, Mika, to vivid and engaging life, and shows us Thero and Klia's relationship, which began in previous stories, but was never particularly pertinent to the plot. The ending was also very satisfying - enough threads left open for potential future tales, should Ms. Flewelling decide to write them, but enough closed to satisfy even this die-hard Seregil and Alec fan.

I also loved how the mystery at the beginning of the tale is so strange that no one can explain what's happening. Various supernatural (vs magical) possibilities loom and create a nice air of creepy mystery. As the plot progresses and the mystery begins to unravel, perfectly valid reasons for much of the mystery are found, but never spoil the plot. Nicely handled.

Definitely a recommended read. Though you can read it as a stand-alone, you'll enjoy it much more if you've read at least a couple of the earlier Nightrunner books because of the added character development and depth that "history" will give you.

Long live the queen's Nightrunners!
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Not least because the novel was lacking that one crucial element of a final book in a series - closure. Many beloved characters from the previous books were only name-checked and never appeared on the page. The adventure at the core of the novel was sound (even though I was beginning to feel like this was Ravenloft) but it ran on far too long, leaving the actual closure at the end hurried and incomplete. It is impossible not to love Seregil, Alec, Micum, Thero and Klia as characters. It just felt like Flewelling was not really ready to say goodbye to these characters and consciously avoided doing so.
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So disappointing to see such a fun series end on such a dull uninspired note. If Ms. Flewelling was done with the series, as she indicates at the end of the book, she should have saved us all the price of this book, and written something else. Or maybe her contract necessitated this final installment. The saddest thing was that the two main characters could have been anyone--they had very little of the qualities or charm that had been developed in them over the past few books.whatever the case, for those of you reading this series for the first time, try some of the earlier ones--this is not indicative of the quality of the rest.
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I love this entire Nightrunner series - so, am a bit slanted in my reading. This covers a lot of new territory while bringing round all the familiar cast. Well worth a read. A nice blend of action, magic, sass, and sappiness. I think the real winner for me in all of the series (but brought nicely to a head on p. 392 in the paperback), is that the two central male heroes and lovers are simply a part of the world around them. The story is always at the forefront. The moments taken for a bit of softness or reassurance, or, on this particular page, intimacy, are simply part of the bigger picture. Unlike much of fiction featuring gay characters, these two don't live in a spotlighted vacuum. The world doesn't revolve around them, nor does the story serve as an excuse to dole out soft porn. It's a flesh and blood story. Flewelling is masterful at laying out and staying true to her world. And that means a lot to me as a reader. [Edited add-on some afterthoughts.]: There were some details that stuck with me that I wanted to follow-up on. At one point, while looking at cave paintings a detail of a missing finger in the imprints caught my attention. It was a nice dimensional detail and I knew I'd read something like it about caves in France (Grotte de Gargas). I also like how nimbly the writing can change and hold different characters perspectives. The voice of each character is distinct - and as soon as you are seeing through Alec, Seregil, or even young Mika's eyes - you know it. The tone of the story stays consistent, but that person's voice shines through.
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