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Blood from Stone

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  • Posted May 5, 2009

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    Such a treat!

    I love all the Retrievers novels, but this one just had a little something extra. There were several strings of conflict, as there usually are, but Wren seemed more human than ever in this one, and I found it very easy to relate to her. It's such a shame Laura will be putting the Retrievers on hold for awhile, but at the same time, I'm sure anything by her is worth the read. So, read on! In the meantime, I highly recommend "Angel on my shoulder, Demon in my ear" if you like regular people mixed up with irregular beings!

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  • Posted October 16, 2009

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    Mediocre Conclusion To the 'Retriever' Series.

    This conclusion to the 'Retriever's' series is satisfactory but unremarkable. There's too much internal dialogue and self-analysis and not enough action. The primary plot, (which revolves around P.B. and notes/papers concerning his creation), isn't really developed. Instead of focusing on the conflict with the descendants of P.B.'s creator, a good two-thirds of the book recounts endless doubts and problems Wren and Sergie are individually experiencing. Plus, there's no definitive conclusion to their romance. Personally, I prefer actual conflict to internal strife, and I dislike a semi-romantic series which ends on a tenuous note. When compared with the other novels in this series, (especially 'Bring It On', 'Free Fall' and 'Burning Bridges'), this book falls well short of their mark in terms of urgency, action and pace. If you're a dedicated 'Retriever' fan, then reading this final installment is probably worthwhile; however, if you're trolling for a new read, I suggest you skip this book.

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  • Posted March 18, 2009

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    This ends the Retriever saga with quite a climax

    Magic in the twenty-first century is created by channeling currents the same way electricity powers machines. Wren Valere is a powerful Talent and an excellent Retriever who takes things her clients want for a colossal sum of money. Her business partner and lover Sergei find her next assignment which is to she snatch a boy who is the focus of a custody suit; the child has Talent so his parents sold him to a man who wants those powers. Wren put a compulsion on the lad's father keep the child and care for him.

    She has no time to catch her breath because her friend the demon P.J.. has a problem. He was created to enable a Talent to discharge channeled energy. The people after him are descendents of his creators and plan to use him to create new demons for them to use. Sergei and Wren risk their lives to stop this dangerous fiasco from occurring.

    This ends the Retriever saga with quite a climax that will hook fans interested in how several themes play out; will Sergei and Wren work out their differences and will they save the demon P.JI. are among the questions answered. Laura Anne Gilman proves once again she is a gifted fantasist over the course of the final tale (and the overall series) as her heroic lead couple evolves. Though it pays for newcomers to read the five previous Retriever thrillers first, fans of the novels will know that master enchantress Laura Anne Gilman can draw BLOOD FROM STONE.

    Harriet Klausner

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