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Elder Shadow (The Reminiscent Exile Book 5) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B075LXZRTB
- Publisher : Cedar Sky Publishing (13 September 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 3956 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 207 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 550,232 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As a writer, his craft has improved noticeably from his opening salvo, a fledgling but honest-to-goodness great effort, Distant Star. Here, Ducie gradually finds and shapes the nuances of a story, allowing the subtext to flourish, and a precariously balanced tone of resigned despair and willful fatalism to develop. His use of metaphors, anecdotes, and Declan’s alcoholism serve to add layers to his character, but also to further aspects of the plot down the road. This novel expands the mythology of Declan’s universe and takes us further than anything thus far.
It is a gripping exploration of Declan’s inner mind, and the contrast between him and his demons, both within himself and in the world, instill in the reader a startling recognition of story’s shades of gray. More than ever, Declan is emphasized as an antihero, and even the protagonist, at one point, realizes his capacity for capriciousness, for blinding moral absolutism, might very well equal that of his enemies. Declan even reflects that “they weren’t evil so much as at odds with how I… thought they should behave”. The entire novel is threaded with these little revelations, inviting the reader to accept that Declan’s errant quest for victory might be -if not necessarily folly- than at least somewhat misguided.
I could be nitpicky about a couple of things, but it would be just that, nitpicky. It's a great book. Hopefully the next one comes out early too.
Some much needed exposition and expansion of the story thread.
A few twists you'd see from a mile away, and others will leave you picking your figurative jaw off of the floor.
I always find that as the stakes are raised, the light hearted humour suffers, and this apples to this one as well.
But one can't really expect the hero to keep dropping one liners as the fate of the multiverse is balanced on the edge of a razor, ya ken?
I've had trouble putting this down(Purchased about 14 hours ago, and finished in roughly 5), which is always a good sign.
I would've loved a longer book, but if that were the case, you'd need to cut down or compress some of the more important elements, to still keep it manageable.
A great read overall, perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.