Another Dark Lord
hallieod at indigo.ie
Thu Feb 15 15:06:46 EST 2001
It feels odd to be writing to such a very quiet list - rather like
dropping a very small pebble into a very large, very quiet pond, but
- better to drop a pebble than to - um - curse the quietness?
Ages ago, Paul mentioned a book, which sounded very interesting, but
turned out to be unavailable here (_A Dark Winter_, by Dave Luckett).
Thanks to Kylie, I not only got that, but also the two sequels. I
liked the first one enough to read to Becca before I'd finished it
myself. Couldn't write until we'd finished it, but now we have.
Really enjoyed this! I liked the voice of the narrator, Will, liked
the other main characters, liked the interesting moral questions,
liked the appearance of the Lady (goddess), and definitely thought
the ending was cool. (Oh, and liked the surprises - Becca actually
shrieked out loud at one.)
Only thing I didn't like was the fact that I didn't catch the Tough
Guide wrinkle that Paul originally mentioned - even after finishing
the book. Thick, unquestionably. (It's a spoiler, so I won't say
what this wrinkle was.) So thanks, for the recommendation to Paul,
and for the books to Kylie. Such joy to be able to finish a book and
move straight on to the next one, and then the next! (Second one I
didn't like quite as well, but for a stupid reason - from half-way
through the third, I'm liking it as well as the first.)
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