Robert Langdon starts his books like he always does. An explosive beginning! Except now he’s not running away or being whisked off at warp speed in private jets. Here he’s flat in a hospital bed with amnesia and a bullet wound in his head, with a female assassin shooting up the hospital trying to kill him. One thing that is a given in the Robert Langdon series is how Dan Brown copies Ian Fleming, and gives his hero a beautiful clever female sidekick, in this case the female doctor Sienna Brooks who was treating Langdon when he stumbled into the hospital.
Sienna Brooks, being a doctor and who comes across as being street smart and able to think fast on her feet has this really irritating quality of giving Langdon bits and pieces of information from when he stumbles into the hospital and never the whole thing in one go. You’d think that someone with an IQ of 208 (Steven Hawkins was 200) would know better.
As Langdon and Sienna stumble through the city and the Piazzas there are way too many references to his eidetic memory. Don’t understand why it needs to be repeated so. Mention it once, twice; we get the point! Don’t wear it thin!!??
Amazing how Langdon see’s the blemishes on the back of Dante’s Death Mask while it’s in the plastic and then totally forgets about looking for them or just doesn't see them after he’s taken the mask out of the plastic until Sienna hurriedly stops him and tells him about the blemishes.
Lots of gaps but must say if I go on it’ll just be spoilers. At the end of the day it is a work of fiction, and to be taken with a pinch of salt. As a read it’s a pretty good one, that is if you’re not so picky about the details as I am.
Very much worth a credit!
To say that wrong doers get justice is an understatement! It would be right to say that they get what's coming to them!! I really love the 'love,hate' relationship Lord Jarvis and Lord Devlin have for each other. It's just so comical. I was able to guess who the suspect was in the first novel in the series, but I must say that C.S.Harris' writing has improved so drastically that no one is able to guess who the culprit is. Amanda is a constant thorn in everyone's side especially Sebastian's! I've taken quiet a dislike for her and her haughty nature. Justice usually comes to everyone but Amanda never got her justice and neither did her husband in the first novel. I still waiting for C.S.Harris to put Amanda in her place.
This book was a very short read, I'm usually into longer bigger books, the reason I picked this book is cause I'm a fan of Regency novels and cause Davina Porter was reading it. The book does enlighten you to the plight of the poor relation and in a sly humorous way they all band together to sustain themselves. Especially in a time when it was considered degradation to get into trade. They not only get into trade but actually make it a success!!
It was a very light read, but a pleasant one!!
I must say that audible is not being fair. They had books 1,6,7,8,9,10. Which was to said to be able to be read as stand alone too. Which is soooo wrong. After I finished Bk10 Audible put up Bk2 which I've just finished reading and find that I'm left with mixed feelings. I know that Kat and Sebastian will never be together and that Sebastian finds love again with Hero. But to read how much he cares about Kat now and wants to make an honest woman out of her just hurts me. And there is so much that we find out about Sebastian and the mother that he thought dead so long ago. I just wish audible wouldn't do this to us by putting up gaps in our story series!!!
This is the third in the series of Night Huntress novels and I must say JF is bringing the series along beautifully. There is not much repetition, which would bore anyone to death. The story line is coming along very nicely and the I really like the way JF is evolving the characters. This is a definite must read for anyone who is into vampires and vampire slayers.
Absolutely brilliant, It gives you a look and appreciation of Crime Scene Investigation without the modern day perks of computer analysis, finger prints and DNA. There is a certain dark humor which I really enjoyed, very strong characters which I wouldn't have been able to read without. The story is gripping, the characters move you, and the best of all Davina Porters narration and voice makes your toes curl with ecstasy.
I can't download the second in the series fast enough!!!
I'm only halfway through the book right now but I've already checked thrice to see that the author isn't Nora Roberts. The book is a very light read. Frivolous and not having much of a story line and bare remnants of a mystery. The story line also doesn't really catch you and make you want to read. Nothing to hold your interest. So far it's a 1 star...
...The book now done, I can clearly say that my views have not changed one bit!! The thread of a mystery that we are to be following is still hanging unsolved and the book ended very abruptly. This mirage of a mystery is to be continued in the rest of the series, that is if anyone can stomach having to read the rest of the series!!!
I love Scots and Highland books, and I must say that this book was no different. I enjoyed the way the story flowed, there was not much romance between Aidan and Lleas which suited me just fine. There was so much description to the landscape and the ancient ways that I really enjoyed. I will be reading the rest of this series.
The female character in this books was nothing but feather brained. I couldn't even finish the book no matter how hard I tried.
I must say this book took my breath away. Kat as the female character calls herself is a half vamp, being conceived by a newly created vamp raping her mother. A shame, and vengeance which her mother carries and makes her carry. Seeing that she goes out at night to kill those awful creatures. This is when she meets Bones a 200+ year old vamp, who initially takes her under his wings trains her as a vampire slayer and later becomes her love interest.
The action in this book is fast paced and makes you want to cheer for Kat. I can't wait to get to the other books in this series!
I'm thoroughly enjoying this series and can't seem to get enough.
This is one of the best series I've read.
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