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[Demon's Pass] (By: Ralph Compton) [published: July, 2014] Paperback
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I did like a couple of characters. I did like Parker. Not because he's the main protagonist, but for someone who's grieving, he doesn't really show it. However, I know that men weren't supposed to cry and that he didn't have time to, but it's good to read a novel that's not whiny. (I don't mind it when characters whine a little bit. The problem is when the author has the hero whine too much.) I also like Brave Eagle.
The only character that I have mixed feelings about is Elizabeth. I like how she's actually a strong character. For someone who lost their parents and thought their brother was dead, she only cried two or three times. Also, she managed to kill a grown man through patience and cunning. (I should admit that she's a teenager so that scene's a little believable.) In fact, she admitted to kill the Talbot. It's just some of her reactions that made me not consider her a favorite character.
Since I've mentioned the scene that made me give this two stars, the only criticism I have deals with the writing. Don't get me wrong. This is one of the best written novels I've ever read, but I've noticed a few things. There were times where I feel Ralph Compton could've chosen different wording. In fact, this ties into the part where Elizabeth's period was briefly mentioned. I can understand if that's not of your favorite subjects (it's not one of mine), but he could have been mature about it. I'm pretty sure that this novel's written for young adults and beyond. (Hold on. That would explain the lack of maturity.)