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  • Posted June 22, 2011

    Quick and Worth The Time

    This book doesn't take long. I finished it in less than a day, but what a ride that was! The story is about Jordan, and mysterious young man who is hunted by something dark and sinister, and a young woman named Desdaemona, who needs Jordan's help. Together they go on a journey across Britain (as far as I can tell) and their journey essentially becomes one of self-discovery, albeit one filled with vampires and water spirits. Though short, this novel has much in it. It keeps you interested from start to finish and Ben Macallan has the nack for building up to one climax after another, always leaving you hanging somehow, someway. The story is told from Jordan's point of view, and it definitely shows as the narration is ridden with his teenage angst and self-doubt. What really impressed me with this novel was the fact that Jordan is not really all that powerful or brave. In fact, he's quite the opposite. But for the most part, he owns up to these unpleasant facts and makes the best of the situation and uses his brain (crazy, I know) to come out of various encounters. The interplay between the characters and their development also keeps one's attention, as things show up that seem to contradict earlier personalities, but it all wraps up nicely by the end. Lastly, the author is cosmopolitan as well as erudite because he sprinkles culture and science throughout the novel, adding that much more to the story. A french phrase here, a civil engineering concept there, and what remains is much more than written words. He brings the concepts and novel to life. I hope you have the chance to pick this up and enjoy it. I know I will be thinking about the twists and turns of this novel for a while.

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