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Death of a Darklord

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Hello people! This isn't Anita Blake

I don't understand people and how they expect every book from an author to be the same genre. This book is actually very good. It's a total turn around from Anita Blake and merry gentry but it's interesting. It is part of another type of series where all the books are s...
I don't understand people and how they expect every book from an author to be the same genre. This book is actually very good. It's a total turn around from Anita Blake and merry gentry but it's interesting. It is part of another type of series where all the books are sad and have upsetting endings. Romantics should NOT read this.

posted by ReaderBee14 on June 21, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Unbelievably Bad

Wow. I expected anything Laurell K. Hamilton wrote to be a hit, or at least an enjoyable read. But this... this was pure garbage! It started out rather well, but towards the middle you start to realize that something's missing, and by the end, you're reading to ...
Wow. I expected anything Laurell K. Hamilton wrote to be a hit, or at least an enjoyable read. But this... this was pure garbage! It started out rather well, but towards the middle you start to realize that something's missing, and by the end, you're reading to burn the thing. The main character has magic, but she barely uses it, even in life or death situations, it makes no sense. Not to mention the ending which lacked EVERYTHING a good ending should have. It was like she started out with a good idea, but 20 pages in decided she just didn't care, and just worked towards ending the thing. Please, save yourself some heartache, do NOT buy this book. Especially fans of LKH and The Forgotten Realms.

posted by Anonymous on September 28, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2008

    The only Anita Blake book I haven't liked

    Very spare plot, disappointing ending. This is the only book of hers that I wished I tried from the library before buying it.

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2009

    very sad with the book

    I wasn't even aware that LKH had written this book until I found it at a local used book store. Maybe I am just just a helpless romantic but I found the book ended badly. I was so wishing for a different ending, as I'm sure most people who read it were too. I thought the overall writing style and plot was good but the ending was just so crushing. Is it just me or do you read a book to get the happy endings?? This one definitely did not provide that.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2007

    Don't bother

    This book provided the quick read I needed around a 20 hour a day schedule, but that's the only thing worthwhile it did provide. The story was severely lacking and Hamilton spends so much time trying to delve into the depths of her main character, that she forgets she has a plot, too (not to mention fails at the former anyway). Several bits of information seem to get lost, and the ending is nothing beyond dissappointing. Too much is left to the imagination of Hamilton's readers, but not in a good way. It's like she forgets what she is writing...multiple times.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Not so good

    I lovelaurell k.s books but this one was hard to read and not to her normal talents

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2006

    Not so typical Hamilton

    While not the A typical Hamilton book, it is a good quick read. It's a pretty straight forward book, lacking a lot of twists and turns that her Antia Blake and Merry Gentry series have. I don't feel the book took the time to properly develop key character's personalities, making it difficult to share their pain, fear and loss. The book also ended with a lot of unanswered questions, with no promise of a second novel. These 'disappointments' are what keep me from giving it a higher star rating.

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