Death of a Darklord

Death of a Darklord

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by Laurell K. Hamilton
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9780786941223
Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast
Publication date:
07/11/2006
Series:
Ravenloft: The Covenant Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.89(d)

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Death of a Darklord 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
avidrdrAZ More than 1 year ago
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.
ReaderBee14 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ever since I picked up hamilton's guilty pleasures I have loved her writing. The characters and setting is entirely different and more intriguing than her Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series. Lately I gave up on her Anita Blake books so when I saw this book in the store I was iffy about buying it. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very spare plot, disappointing ending. This is the only book of hers that I wished I tried from the library before buying it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like a few others, I read this because it had Hamilton's name on it. I couldn't put the book down. I'm not really into realms and elves and weird names and all that USUALLY I do have exceptions though. I guess what I'm trying to say is that. I am a Hamilton fan and to me she will all ways be the Queen B of the Sci Fi authors, but I dont know if I would read another installment in this book...This book is soooooo depressing, the ending is sad, and it's really kinda freaky, lol.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Completely chaotic and full of nonsenical twists and turns. Unfufilling to say the least. No substance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Laurell K. Hamilton and was really excited to see a book by her that I hadn't read...this book was terrible! The plot was alright but she tended to lose her way throughout the book. The ending was not a happy one for any of the characters whether they were good or evil. Everyone had a severely depressing conclusion and I found myself incredibly angry that LKH would publish this. My reccomendation is NOT to buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a disappointing read. I expected Ms. Hamilton's usual intriguing, well thought-out characters and plot. The characters were somewhat shallow and the story line just didn't 'gel'. I was left at the end of the book wondering what was going on. If there is a sequel to this one, I won't be buying it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hamilton has truly disapointed fans everywhere with this work. Forget that it isn't one of her regular storylines This book doesn't have any of Hamilton's usual flavor. This book is depressing and horrifying and is missing the underlying hope that fills the rest of her books. I finished this book in two days and was left feeling unsatisfied. It has one main plot with too many subplots that are not explained, characters that go nowhere, and an ending that left me throwing the book at the wall because it doesn't explain the reason behind ANYTHING. It just ends. I would say this book rates right up with her first book published 'Nightseer' both well written, but ultimately giving you a book that leaves major gaps in the time 'before the book' and leaves you with an ending that is incomplete. My recommendation is to NOT BUY THE BOOK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book because it was written by Hamilton. This was not like her other work. Twists and turns. A quick read. You may find yourself rooting for the main characters, but don't look for a happy ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so surprised to find this title on the shelves of my bookstore!! Seeing another Laurel K. Hamilton book out on the market was a thrill. I love this book along with all of Hamilton's others. Elaine is a young girl coming into her own while living in a land that is hostile to those who reside there. Her adopted family are the most successful branch of the Brotherhood, a secret society formed to fight and destroy dark magic and dark creatures. Imagine her shock when Elaine finds that she is harboring the same magic that her family has fought in the past. Now she must learn to control her gifts on the run because they have been called away to fight the dark again. It is a wild adventure with action, a hint of romance, and tradegy. All together an amazing read. Another one of Laurel K Hamilton's wonderful books!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book begins with one set of characters, then for the next 200 pages, you are introduced to who you think are the main characters and the main plot. It's only in the last few pages are the first and second plots related, and only with the thinnest of threads. It's frustrating, to say the least. The ending is also abrupt and brings barely any resolution to the main plot, much less the 'secondary' characters you spent the last few hours with. A bad novel, amd a worse Ravenloft novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lovelaurell k.s books but this one was hard to read and not to her normal talents
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I have read a great deal of Laurell's work and it saddens me to say that this is by far one ofthe worst books I have ever read. Good descriptions but a scattered odd plot. Just not well written. Read her other works but if you are a fan of hers save yourself the heartache of trudging through this poorly written tale.
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I am a Laurell fan and this was a great read! I want more.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book starts out with great potential however, with each turn of the page it becomes more and more disappointing. By the end I was left feeling completely unsatisfied without any hope for redemption. I have been a fan of LKH for years and was looking forward to something different from her. Parts of the plot are left without explaination leaving behind a feeling that there is a lack of developed substance, like LKH's heart and imagination just wasn't there. Overall this particular potential series has left behind a bad taste that is disappointing to say the least.
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