hakushaku13, April 10, 2013 (view all comments by hakushaku13)
Being a fantasy fan I usually don't really like books like this. I always found thrillers and detectives a rather boring reading. But my Mom presented me with this book on my birthday, and started to read it before me, and liked it very much. So I decided to start reading it too.
How surprised I was when realised that I can't stop reading it! I finished all three books of this series in a week. I was very impressed. The plot looks so realistic and characters so real and alive.
This book is so different from evrything that I read, but it's really awesome.
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one6ylady, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by one6ylady)
Got this book as a gift in September, and went and bought the 2nd and 3rd books in the series before I had even gotten half-way through this 1st book... I knew I was going to have to read the whole series.
The book is not for those of faint heart, it gets pretty graphic at times, but the gritty realizm is what drags you into the story and makes it imperative that you keep reading to find out what happens next. The characters are an unusual mixture, but somehow, they work perfectly together. Sometimes you feel like hugging one, sometimes you want to smack them.
Such a shame the world lost this wonderful author. I can only wonder at the other great works he might have written had he lived longer.
alaska.luna, November 2, 2012 (view all comments by alaska.luna)
This book is a fantastic thriller. As a matter of interest, if you like crime thrillers that are similar to this book and have the same themes, such as female empowerment and rebellion against the establishment, have a look at this book: "That Girl Started Her Own Country", written by the "Holy Ghost Writer". It is an intelligently-written, thoroughly entertaining page-turner, full of international intrigue and engaging, interesting characters. It has fast action and many plots and twists that keep you guessing. I literally could not put it down. It is available on Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes and Noble, and is only $7.77 for the Kindle Edition. But don't take my word for it - check out the many 5 star, glowing reviews. I urge you to check it out. You won’t be disappointed!
understudy, August 10, 2012 (view all comments by understudy)
This book is the first of three in the Millenium series and it is an excellent read. It delves into the characters' minds and thoughts and I really enjoyed it.
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