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Muddled but Fun
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2022
Trying to review this is so hard because I dearly loved the first series. But I want to be fair to this as well.
If you aren’t all that attached to the original characters or didn’t have a strong impression from the introduction we got with Uriel then I imagine you’d likely give this five stars. It has all of Marr’s beautiful storytelling … but
Uriel feels nothing like the bitter and hate filled fae we encounter in the shorts that tease this story.
And I hate the way this impacts the original series. I’m trying not to spoil anything. But I just can’t understand what the point of some of the actions in the first series were if we end up here. I understand the need for conflict for plot but…
Also it’s very muddled. This doesn’t have the same … care. We got. For Ash and Seth or even Nial and Irial and Leslie. Or heck, even Thelma and Irial felt like it had more weight.
I did enjoy it. But it was a light read without the emotional impact I hope for from Marr
Still recommend it, but maybe not to anyone who loved the ending of Darkest Mercy and was happy with how things were.