Wow. I am going to make this spoiler free so it may be vague and it may not be very insightful. Also, I’ll probably come back later on and write a better review so I won’t feel bad adding spoilers then. But now, it’s just too new for me to spoil it.
Whew. I think that this was a great book. It took me through Mac’s highs and lows, it pushed me and pulled me in so many different directions I began to feel like the Sinsar Dubh was this book and it has not only been stalking me, but my friends as well, for the past year.
I also want to mention that Barrons said “not to believe anything was dead until I’d burned it, poked around in its ashes, then waited a day or two to see if anything rose from them.”
The only thing I didn’t like was Mac’s over-analyzing herself to no end. Literally it started when the Beast died and didn’t end until the book did. That wouldn’t bother me except Mac would say that she was done labeling herself, didn’t need a label for others…and then she’d start wondering who she was. Again. And she’d figure herself out, for a while, and go back to trying to figure out who/what she was.
The only thing that made it work, is that Mac was conscious of doing it.
But back to the actual book. Wow. I had several WTF?! moments. And OMG moments, and I think a lot of questions were answered…But a lot of questions were brought up as well. I know 2 things: 1) The next series will be set in the Fever world…the NEW Fever world. 2) the title of that series was in Shadowfever. I don’t know who (I thought it was Christian MacKeltar) and I never saw anything that jumped out and screamed “title” at me. If anyone knows, PLEASE tell me!
The ending was a good ending for Mac…and a bit of a non-ending for the Fever world. I’m assuming that it will lead into the next series for the unknown main character (who I still think is Christian-there were just too many unknowns with him).
V’Lane- ummm…never saw that coming.
Barrons- saw that coming
Mac- WTF moment! That’s what she is?! I had NO CLUE!!!
Dani- Wow…that, well, wow. didn’t see that coming either.
Adam Black, Daegus, Drustan, Cian and Christopher MacKeltar are in this one. Adam Black…sigh…
expected more from him though
And I’ll leave you with this:
Instead of THE END typed at the bottom of the last page, it says:
The End… and the next page says …for now…
ETA: this is from KMM’s website:
… I may find myself at some point in the future, dying to re-visit the Highlands again and totally in the mood to lose myself in love for no other purpose than love’s sake.
I guess the answer is: no plans to write a straightforward Highlander romance right now but I never say never.
Remember, the Keltars figure prominently in the Fever series, and Christian will be getting his own play–just not the way I did it in my Highlander series. I need a little more nitty, gritty reality in his tale. He’s becomes quite the complex man.
I have to applaud you for not giving away the goods on this novel. So many peeps have been posting HUGE spoilers in reviews and tweets…RUDE much! Anyway I’m glad you enjoyed the book….I’m still waiting to read it. We’ve waited so long for it and I can’t wait to have some questions answered even if more are raised.
Good review without giving anything away.
I agree about Mac over analyzing; I actually skipped over paragraphs when she went on and on. I walked away from this series a quarter into book 4 and swore I’d not come back. Mac annoys the heck out of me.
However, I am glad my BBF sat me down this morning and said READ IT!! Edge of seat and some real eye popping moments. If Moning can steer away from the first person format in the next series, I’ll be back. If not, oh well ….. she won’t miss a reader here and there. 🙂