Monday, September 13, 2010
Finished Eric's book yesterday and noted on the back cover that there are 5 volumes intended in the series. This news makes me very happy because the journey being taken by Fiona and Eliot Post has been captivating so far.
In this second of the series, Fiona and Eliot are becoming individuals, making their own choices and learning to live with the separate ways their lives are beginning to diverge. They are finding that while they might be stronger together, they are also strong in their own right.
Yes, there is violence. Unfortunately there is violence - and loss - in life as well as fiction. I think that young people who read about the struggles other young people go through, and survive, might help them understand what life is about. It's about doing your best and dealing with the results of your actions, which sometimes don't turn out quite the way you think they should. Hmm - perhaps it's not just young people need to learn this?
I do have one nit-pick. There are rather more typos than I feel there should have been. :( The problem with typos is that they are jarring to the narrative and sometimes even cause confusion, such as the incorrect pronoun being used. But that said, I'm looking forward to volume 3, which I understand is already being prepared for printing.
Currently reading Black Witch Sanction by Kim Harrison