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Four and Twenty Blackbirds (Eden Moore Series #1)

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Talented story teller and gifted writer

Cherie Priest is an amazing writer. She mixes excellent story telling with mystery, suspense, horror, and a dark sense of humor.

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Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Keeping track of the names in the family tree was a little difficult. However, the author gave very good descriptions of the characters and engrossing details of their surroundings. The author held my attention at each episode, however there were some questions about ...
Keeping track of the names in the family tree was a little difficult. However, the author gave very good descriptions of the characters and engrossing details of their surroundings. The author held my attention at each episode, however there were some questions about the story that still leave me guestioning its significance. For example: The mysterious 'Book'! Whatever happened to it????? The story goes into deep detail about the characters efforts in trying to retrieve this special 'Book' and then the author drops the subject as if it never was mentioned in the story. Then there's a part in the story that the heroine boldly (& stupidly) drinks some smelly mysterious unknown liquid that was found in a vial in a relatives house in which she felt impending harm to herself - a stretch on the imagination. I wish the author had given explanation on the relationship with 'John Gray' (the sorcerer) and the heroines grandfather 'Avery'. You're left with another void trying to figure out what caused Avery to turn evil. Even with the unaswered questions, the author has a easy to read writing style and the book is a good past time read.

posted by Anonymous on December 28, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2005

    Four and Twenty Blackbirds

    Keeping track of the names in the family tree was a little difficult. However, the author gave very good descriptions of the characters and engrossing details of their surroundings. The author held my attention at each episode, however there were some questions about the story that still leave me guestioning its significance. For example: The mysterious 'Book'! Whatever happened to it????? The story goes into deep detail about the characters efforts in trying to retrieve this special 'Book' and then the author drops the subject as if it never was mentioned in the story. Then there's a part in the story that the heroine boldly (& stupidly) drinks some smelly mysterious unknown liquid that was found in a vial in a relatives house in which she felt impending harm to herself - a stretch on the imagination. I wish the author had given explanation on the relationship with 'John Gray' (the sorcerer) and the heroines grandfather 'Avery'. You're left with another void trying to figure out what caused Avery to turn evil. Even with the unaswered questions, the author has a easy to read writing style and the book is a good past time read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    Worth your time for sure

    It's a good, interesting, book. Not much more to say than that. And after you read this one, read the second one. That one's also a winner. This book will keep you turning the pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2006

    Four and Twenty Blackbirds

    Maybe I missed something, but there were a few unanswered questions after reading this book that left me hanging... ex: What happened to the 'mysterious book' that was so diligently being sought after by some of the characters in the book? The author holds you captive and then drops the subject as if it was never mentioned in the book. What was the point? Also, it would have been nice to have some explanation on how and why Avery turned to the 'dark side'. Finally, some things the heroine did was a bit unrealistic (like drinking some smelly stuff from a vial she found and had no idea what was in it!?!?!). Overall, the book was not a bad pasttime read. I credit the author on keeping the level of suspence high.

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