Can I request that this book be made into a full-length novel? I have so many more things I want to know about these people and this world. I was so wrapped up in everything Irish Kings, and I loved every second I spent reading My Irish Kings.
First, though I would have loved this book to be so much longer, there were so many things that could have been expanded on just for the excitement of knowing it, the story was complete, and I was satisfied with it. It is a Quick & Dirty novel, so I knew to expect the brevity, I just didn’t anticipate connecting with the characters so deeply I NEEDED to know more about their backstories.
X, in particular, is still an enigma to me. We were tantalized by hints of his past but never got the satisfaction of knowing anything about it. X is exactly the kind of character that calls to my soul, and I wish, so deeply, that I would have understood more about how he became the man he was in this book. He was so deeply destroyed, I could only guess what happened to him and hope that, now that he has found someone to care about him without reservation, he can finally begin to heal from all the sins of his past.
While I loved almost the entirety of the book, the epilogue felt strange to me. It almost felt like it was written by someone else, then tacked onto the end. It didn’t seem to have the same ease and mood as the rest of the book and left me feeling a little disappointed at the exact moment I should have felt content and full of hope for the characters. There was also a fairly notable continuity error concerning Charli’s eyes; in one chapter Waylyn describes them as being chocolate brown, but in the next Magnar says they are grey, like her mother’s, and a few other minor editorial issues that need to be addressed.