(I received this book for free in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I do have some mixed feelings about this book. I’d give it 3.5 stars out of 5. I’m not sure why, but I really struggled to connect to the main character. The book was well-written, but I couldn’t quite figure out what Dorian’s personality was supposed to be like. I think that does get answered later on in the book, but it made it hard for me to connect to him for a while.
I did have a few flashbacks to the Dresden Files while I was reading this book, but it wasn’t anything too major. The world was different enough that I didn’t get confused; I just found myself reminded of that world.
I did feel that the characters obviously had their own lives outside of the book. I felt pulled into the story and I did want to find out what was going to happen next. I read this book fairly quickly and it was interesting to see the different types of magic there were in the world, even if I would have liked a bit more explanation about the history and such. There were some things detailed, but I would have liked to see more.
The characters in the book were quite interesting. I liked Malosi and I would have liked to see more of him. When he first appeared, I thought he was little more than a thug… but by the end of the book, I really liked him as a character. He might have been my favourite.
The idea of the soul contracts was an interesting one, but I had some questions remaining by the time I finished the book. I would have liked some more information about them, especially considering one of the reasons the soul contracts didn’t work.
I don’t know if I’d read a sequel to this book. I was entertained by this one as I read it, but I don’t think it’s a book I would read again.
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