Friday, September 28, 2012

Speaks the Nightbird

Did you ever read a book and have to stop because you knew something awful was going to happen and you weren't quite ready for it? That's how this book is. I know bad things are going to happen, that the author is going to make things worse for the characters - and the town of Fount Royal.

And because he's done such a great job at pulling me into this world, this imaginary town that could very well have existed back in 1699, I'm worried about those characters. I'm afraid for Rachel Howarth, the accused witch. I'm worried about Matthew Corbett, the magistrates scribe, who's digging where he shouldn't, trying to prove her innocent. And I'm very concerned about the magistrate, Issac, who has come down with a terrible sickness and isn't getting any better. There's a lot more going on here than the trial of a witch.

And if I ever finish I might just get to the next three books on my nightstand:

IN A FIX
ALI AND NINO
THIS IS NOT A TEST

What are you reading? 

17 comments:

  1. Mike Saxton's, 7 Scorpions: Revolution.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

    http://www.shellysnovicewritings.blogspot.com/

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    1. just looked that one up, looks like fun :)

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  2. Sounds like this author sucked you right in!

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  3. I do love it when I begin to think of the characters as actual people and worry for them. Wish I knew the secret to creating that kind of magic in a story.

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    1. the secret is making your readers care about your characters. Of course, that's sometimes easier said than done :)

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  4. That's the sign of a great writer!

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    1. Yes, I could definitely tell I was in the hands of a master.

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  5. wow! i need to look into this. yes, i did that all thru storm of swords - i love that series. not starting next one until i finish reveling in it!

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    1. If you like history, you'll probably like like it.

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  6. I don't usually finish a book if I don't have an investment in the characters. If bad things happen to them, that's life, but if the writer gets too graphic or too painfully sad I won't read on. Kite Runner was that way for me.

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    1. I loved the Kite Runner. But it was sad.

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  7. Sadly, I got all the way to the climax of Paolo Bacigalupi's The Drowned Cities and had to stop reading because of what was happening to the main character. In fact, I wish I'd stopped reading earlier, because I will never completely get that image out of my head.

    I got to the 95% point and deleted it from my Kindle.

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    1. Oh, dear, and I've been wanting to read that book.

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  8. I've read some like that-I can't stand NOT knowing, and yet I have to put down the book, for a little bit, give the characters a chance to be alright, before I delve back in. You've def. got me interested!

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  9. Like a great TV series, I love it when I'm so invested in the characters I have to see what happens next.

    I'm reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

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  10. Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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