January 14th, 2014

The Librarian


Just finished The Kindred of Darkness. Wow! Not just the action of the plot itself, but all the little things. Like how, in the midst of a very tense scene, Hambly had me laughing out loud at Grippen and Ysidro sniping at each other like a couple of seven-year-olds with Lydia Asher refereeing the pair of them (honestly, it must have taken her a massive effort to not grab each of 'em by his shirtfront and crack their heads together) ... without abating the tension in the slightest. Now THAT's writing! And the conversation between Asher and Ysidro at the end, with Ysidro revealing more about himself in a couple of sentences than he has in a whole five books ... sniffle.

Powerful, powerful character stuff ... this is not your standard vampire fare.

P.S. The teensiest of snippets because immaturity of this level in two characters who've been vampires since 1555 (and were allegedly adults then) amuses me no end (as does the fact that they waited until they were out of her reach before they started up again):
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