Thursday, 21 February 2013

FANTASY REVIEW: Glass Thorns 2: Elsewhens - Melanie Rawn

Release Date: 19/02/13


Touchstone, the magical theatre troupe, continues to build audiences. But Cayden is increasingly troubled by his elsewhens, the uncontrolled moments when he is plunged into visions of the possible futures. He fears that his Fae gift will forever taint his friendships; his friends fear that his increasing distance will destroy him.


Having been left with a Meh feeling to the original, I really wanted to try the second part to see if the world building alongside the characters picked up. Its always tricky to read a second part when the first left you feeling a not only a little cheated but that you needed something extra especially from an established author.

Sadly for me, this book really didn’t pick up the series as much as I’d hope it would. The characters still didn’t feel fully rounded, the situations still felt forced and for me sadly this really led to the book dragging.

That said, Melanie has continued her remarkable world building by allowing the reader to see how others perceive the characters alongside their abilities and whilst it isn’t all smooth sailing, it really adds to the atmosphere. Sadly for me this book is just average (like the predecessor so I’ll be sticking to my original thoughts that if you want to read the author please go with her Dragon Prince trilogy over this, its vastly superior.

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