Dark, quirky, written from many viewpoints, this novel is a surreal look into an eternal battle between good and evil that spans time. The current incarnation of this battle happens in Bloomington, IN, a college town, with its very own star in the sky. The tension of supernatural events builds and plays out wonderfully. By the end you'll be wishing for more.
This book reminds me of the dark fantasy comics I used to read in the 90s. Neil Gaman's Sandaman comes to mind. Religion and supernatural are darkly mixed in with the task world.
The different, varied points of view add character to this book, but because of them, it is easier to follow the flow of things in one setting, or more practically in larger chunks. That's ok though because you don't want to put it down anyhow.
The audio version is beautifully read and easy to listen to. The reader does a great job with the voices. It is not hard to follow the characters from one person's point of view to another's. Having read the e book first, I can say I anlmost like the audio better in fact. If you like most, dark fantasy, give it a try.
I loved the Trolls in this book. Learning about them and how they fit into the world of faeries is fantastic. I also loved watching Deb discover who she is among the creatures of this new world, and being able to see the world from the eyes of both the inside and the outside.
Stephanie Bentley is great for the main character. As I listened to the narration, I really could imagine that her voice was Roller Deb's. It really made the audio version of this book worth it.
I did want to listen to this book in one setting. If only my children would let me listen for that amount of time!
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