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- Publication Date: January 26, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N26XUOZ
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In this book she explores the idea of shadow people: basically souls who can manifest in a visible shadow form with the ability to interact with the physical. The shadow people are conceptually a little flawed in that they are dead to the physical world but can still interact with it physically, however, this series is strictly speaking more fantasy than sci fi, so we can suspend belief a bit here. They certainly make for interesting characters and a unique and imaginative story.
Vera’s character develops a lot in this book as she comes to realise the truth about her cousin, the emperor, and how he really runs the empire. She wishes she wasn’t a Matsumoto, but she looks like one, so she can’t escape people’s expectations, projections and, often, hatred, and her own sense of responsibility. In this book she finds herself still trying to get in good with her cousin, but that changes in the next book.
3.5 stars. Would be 5 without the copy errors.
There are a lot of interesting characters in this second book. Most of the people Vera meets want her dead. Vera is learning how to think for herself now that she has decided to embrace her ex-pacifism. The connection between her and her ex-bodyguard, Roman, is still strong, although there is less romance with the two of them being separated.
I enjoyed the witty dialogue, especially Vera's retorts. She is always in a tough situation. If she's not fighting for her life, she is probably being misjudged. You can't help rooting for her. Roman too, even though he features a lot less in book 2.
I have to warn you that the second book, like the first one, does not have a satisfactory ending. It will leave you in suspense. The first book is only $0.99 and the second and third books are reasonably priced at $2.99 on Amazon Kindle, so budget for that before starting the series.
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I missed my Roman! He doesn't make an entrance until almost the very end. :-( The characters left me a bit cold, too. I just found I could careless about them.
It was pretty standard for a series. So, I mostly flew through this book to get to book #3. Basically, it's a bridge to the next book and I'm pretty sure it's going to be fantastic!
The word building was really good. Editing? Not so much.
I think I was okay with the ending for 2 reasons… Roman was back and the book was over. Can't wait to read the conclusion! :-)
My star ratings include these 5 elements:
1★ story line
0★ engaging characters
1★ use of word building
.5★ being well edited
.5★ the ending