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Sarah's Library

I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad).  The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.

Currently reading

The Last Honeytrap
Louise Lee
Progress: 100/346 pages
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

The Diamond Deep (Ruby's Song, #2) by Brenda Cooper

The Diamond Deep - Brenda Cooper

10/12 - Intending to skim-read this because, while I thought The Creative Fire was a disappointment, I need to see how the duology ends. Will try to limit posts regarding grammar or editing issues. I'm expecting them to be there, just like they were in the first book, but will try my best to ignore them in order to get through the book faster and make the review easier to write. To be continued...

 

13/12 - Well, I'm surprised! I actually liked this nearly as much as Edge of Dark, probably a 3.5 to its 4. The first 100 pages were pretty similar to The Creative Fire, but then when they arrived at The Diamond Deep my interest picked up and things became more exciting. The quality of editing was still the same - low for a published book - missing words (the, at, etc.), the wrong words (on instead of in, etc.), one character's name exchanged for another's, but like I said on Friday it's nothing I wasn't expecting. What I wasn't expecting was to find this easy to spend a whole day reading, I was expecting to struggle through it and skip bits here and there when I got bored. Ruby was much less irritating than she was in The Creative Fire and I was surprised by the way she died.

I expected her to be killed for her rebellious nature, that's the way it was portrayed in Edge of Dark, but having her die of a cancer-like disease sort of seemed to diminish her legend. She didn't die in a heroic battle, she wasted away in her bed. Maybe that's why, by the time of Edge of Dark era, her manner of death has been glossed over and it's not mentioned.

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 It's actually revived my interest in the series and I'm thinking of reading Edge of Dark again so that the common characters, or their descendants, are still fresh in my mind and I can see the connections from this series to the next.