The Elemental Assassin series drew me in quickly, & since getting this book a few weeks ago I've gotten so hooked I'm now on the last book! While this isn't really a work of complex, deep meaning or earth-shattering literature, it is a great series - engaging and fun. Spider's Bite provides the groundwork for the series.. develops each of the characters just enough and tells their histories as relevant to the current situation. Action packed, with bits of humor, some
Spider, because she is a tough, strong female who, despite all the unspeakable things she's had to do manages to still maintain good, admirable qualities. I like Fletcher too, & although he's not the main character, he seems to have a past interesting enough that his story could become a series of its own as well!
hmm.. probably the scene where Gin/Spider recalls when she first came in contact with the guy who would take her in, raise her and serve as her mentor. Although, it's hard to pick just one favorite scene, as they all seem to flow into each other well enough that they're all really equally good and well-written.
I highly recommend this series.. especially if you enjoy authors such as Charlaine Harris, Molly Harper, Seanan Maguire.
The story drew me in & kept me wanting more. I not only wanted to see where the future would take Luke & Lanny, but at the same time was captivated by the stories that developed over several centuries (of Adair, Lanore).
Hard to think of something outside of this series that compares.. It has some "fantasy/paranormal" components, in that most main characters are immortal; so, I suppose it could be compared to a series with vampires, demons, etc., but the characters in the Taker trilogy have unique features that sets them apart. I love fantasy/paranormal/sci-fi, & the author here really creates something that is more a work of literary fiction than the typical sci-fi/fantasy book.
Lanny.. even though she has faults, she has virtues that make her likable as well.
Adair.. even though so volatile, he has a very complex past. Parts of his story are disturbing, but it's intriguing to see how it all fits together.
I'd love to read more by Alma Katsu!
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