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What Darkness Brings (Sebastian St. Cyr Series #8)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

LOVED this latest book in the series. The mystery was a bit conv

LOVED this latest book in the series. The mystery was a bit convoluted for me, but what I love most about this very well-written series is the evolving relationship of Sebastian and Hero.
Another plus for me is that I know the books are historically accurate and I love...
LOVED this latest book in the series. The mystery was a bit convoluted for me, but what I love most about this very well-written series is the evolving relationship of Sebastian and Hero.
Another plus for me is that I know the books are historically accurate and I love the period detail.
Can't wait for the next chapter!

posted by EnoMary on March 12, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Very ambivalent... about this latest book in a series I have l

Very ambivalent...


about this latest book in a series I have loved, loved. I discovered the St. Cyr series a couple of years ago and quickly read through them all up to that point. The first three or four were particularly riveting, but sadly, the last additions hav...
Very ambivalent...


about this latest book in a series I have loved, loved. I discovered the St. Cyr series a couple of years ago and quickly read through them all up to that point. The first three or four were particularly riveting, but sadly, the last additions have not been up to the same level. While Ms. Harris is a careful, thoughtful, solid, writer, the series has begun to drag, badly. Plots are increasingly and unnecessarily convoluted with too many characters and too many overlapping entanglements to readily keep straight. The pacing of the series also needs to pick up--quickly. This latest addition only picks up six weeks after the 'forced' marriage of Hero and Sebastian--and that event took place at least two or three books ago! With a new novel being published once a year...the couple's child might not be born for another three or four years of books. Finally, the triangle between Hero, Kat, and Sebastian simply does not work for me. The author has spent no fewer than six novels exploring and setting up the Sebastian/Hero relationship and it is, alone, FULL of juicy, future, plot points and complications. Throwing in Kat and then having to retell--or at least paraphrase--the previous history--simply adds to the dragging nature of this series. That old plot point needs tying up and tidying up--and soon. Will I keep reading this series? I will probably engage one more and then decide--but if plots and timing do not pick up soon, I may be done, and that saddens me. I will keep hoping the next installment gets things moving in a less frustrating, more engaging, way.

posted by irishclaireKG on March 17, 2013

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  • Posted March 12, 2013

    LOVED this latest book in the series. The mystery was a bit conv

    LOVED this latest book in the series. The mystery was a bit convoluted for me, but what I love most about this very well-written series is the evolving relationship of Sebastian and Hero.
    Another plus for me is that I know the books are historically accurate and I love the period detail.
    Can't wait for the next chapter!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    A Great Read

    I was a little leery of the addition on Hero and how their wedding would work into the story as it was hard not to like Kat. Fortunately it was skillfully done and I found this addition just as good as the previous ones in the series. I'm anxious for the next installment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    I enjoyed the book very much. It is true that most of the first

    I enjoyed the book very much. It is true that most of the first books were more exciting, but the plot was good and there was romance between Hero and Sebastian - they seem to be getting more comfortable as a married couple. I hope that soon we won't hear much about Kat. I look forward to the next book in the series..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Highly recommended

    Another tale from CS Harris with unexpected twists and turns. Can't wait for the next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    Good Read

    This is a another good read by C.S. Harris. The Sebastian St. Cyr series is excellent however, Harris spends too much time on his ex-lover Kat Boleyn.

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  • Posted May 29, 2013

    This is the best book in the series. It kept me reading until ve

    This is the best book in the series. It kept me reading until very late, actually very early in the morning. Can't wait for the next Sebastian St. Cyr & Hero Jarvis adventure.

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  • Posted May 3, 2013

    FUN QUICK READ

    I ENJOY THIS SERIES. ITS A FUN QUICK READ.

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    Posted March 10, 2013

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