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Mike's tale has grown with the telling
Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2013
I really loved this new incarnation of Mike Talbot! His cynicism has grown with his age, and that is only to be expected, but also he has gained the capability of self reflection, which is a new thing for Talbot. All this character development is consistent with a person who has lived for over 150 years, and I was pleasantly surprised by how Talbot's character has evolved, even though I prefer an optimistic nature to the pessimism Talbot displays in this story. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment, and I hope to see more of Azile, Bailey and Lana. I was so sad to see one of the main characters pass on, but if anyone can be brought back to life somehow, that character would be the one....Other reviewers have noted that this book is better if you've read the ZF series, and I would have to agree with that, although I think it also stands quite well on its own. My husband just rolls his eyes when a new Tufo book comes out because I can't hear anything he is saying, but he appreciates that I let him read the book when I am done with it!
Another thing I would specifically like to address is that Mark Tufo has my vote because even though he has been gaining notice rather quickly, he has not sunk so low as to raise the prices on his books to a point where they are ridiculous. Kudos for that Mr. Tufo!