This is Linda Welch's second 'Downside' urban fantasy novel and with it her 'other world' has grown and developed as wraiths Rain and her partner River are called upon to search for a fairy or 'siog' prince, who is a thief. This time we see more of the world of Downside, which resembles the mundane, every day world we know: cities, farms, motor vehicles, telephones, shops and cafes, and humans. But alongside the humans live all manner of strange, dark and evil creatures, and magical ones too. Linda Welch succeeds in bringing to life this strange world with its red sky, and making it believable. It is ugly, and beautiful.
The story is Rain's, written in the first person, but there are passages written in the third person about background events, so that we are all-seeing, and are aware of people and happenings unknown to Rain, until much later. A very clever technique.
Downside is definitely worth a second visit!
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- File Size : 1171 KB
- Publisher : Nordic Valley Books (18 November 2014)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 239 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00PTAXPFI
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Screen Reader : Supported
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An enthralling trip 'Downside'.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 April 2015
Great storyReviewed in Germany on 4 February 2015
Here's the cheeky half-solid gal again... and this time it's an entirely different story. I had to read it in one session, couldn't stop except for a short dinner break. The setting's innovative, the plot capturing - a fun read.