Saturday, February 8, 2014
I would compare this story to what I imagine H.P. Lovecraft stories are like. I've not read any, I don't think, but it seems like the monsters remind me of the images you see of "Lovecraftian" monsters. And it definitely reminds me of a Stephen King novel, one of his really dark ones, like It, one of my favorites. I do really prefer to kind of know sometimes ahead of times what is going on, and in a way, you're kind of finding your way along the story with the characters, but it is done in a really good way. It is a totally different kind of story than the author's first series, The Ashes Trilogy, but I loved that, and so far I'm pretty intrigued by this story as well.
The characters are all flawed it seems, they have something to hide, something about them that could change the way the people they are meeting would feel about being around them. And while we kind of know with some of them, you slowly learn more as the story goes on. There are two characters, soldiers, that I kind of figured out a little of their back story before it really began to unfold, but I'm not saying that in a bad way, I was just thinking it was what it was going to be, and then it was!
I definitely recommend this book, but as it is over 500 pages, same as the first trilogy, you have to be ready to pick it up and just get sucked in, and just go with it. I can't wait till it comes out, probably enough that I will have to go ahead and buy it right away so that I can finish reading it. But we'll see how broke I am this week.