BLOOD MY BLOOD Extremely different. No one could call this formula writing. As someone who reads a lot, I appreciate the different approach. <..Show More »br/>FLESH MY FLESH I did come close to giving up during the first five chapters. These chapters are mostly world building and an introduction to the characters. A lot of names are thrown at you at once and since most names start with a vowel, I was totally lost.
BONE MY BONE In chapter six, the main character takes over. It is a sort of coming of age, only with lots of weird situations. The boy who is a girl, but does not know it, has a ghost/demon to deal with, an insane mother and he is kept in isolation. The story really picks up when he is allowed a companion who becomes his squire. The companion is a very loyal and lovable character. I was also very fond of the witch in the woods.
THE PAIN CAME BACK FOR A MOMENT ON CRAWLING CENTIPEDE FEET I could not give this five stars, due to the confusing first five chapters and there were some flat spots in the middle. I see the sequel is even longer, but I will probably give it a try, just because I like the weirdness.
This is one of my favorite books (and audiobooks)! I'd gotten rather jaded with too much formulaic fantasy, and found this book (and the r..Show More »est of the trilogy) very enjoyable! Not what I expected, and the author's description of the story as "gothic fantasy" is very appropriate! The narrator does a terrific job with it as well! You won't be disappointed with this one, but I'll warn you, you'll end up having to get the Bone Doll's Twin and Oracle's Queen, so you might as well just buy them all and listen to them in order!