Tuesday, October 24, 2006
While working through my latest tome and redoing my house, I thoroughly enjoyed A Kiss of Shadows, by Laurel K. Hamilton, reprint 2006. It was not a fast read as the thoughts are deep sometimes, and enjoyable. I'll read more about Meredith, her 5 men, and the fantasy underbelly of the real word. Faeries, gnomes, etc. have been favorites since childhood, altho, not as Hamilton writes them. :)
What I read depends on my mood. Sometimes I like a fast clean read, straight through, Nora, etc. usually in one night, a Presents in less. But Hamilton's wasn't that, more circles within circles, great descriptions and layers. I love last lines at the end of each chapter. The defection and envy of Meredith's friend, Kreelin/gnome was a great twist. The setting in the ancient Cahokia mounds near St. Louis, Hamilton's home, is real, so is the atmospheric fall of the Midwest.
I was impressed.