Arsh Kaler Kaler itibaren 237, Tayvan, 新北市三峽區秀川里
I read this after seeing the movie. Enjoyed them both.
I know I'm seriously in the minority here, and that's fine, but I found this absolutely excruciating to dredge through. I was hesitant to pick this up because I dislike erotica, but the temptation of seeing into the characters' pasts and missing moments was too much. I assumed there would be actual plot among all the sex. 'Twas not so. I enjoyed the short snippet of Seregil meeting Micum, but it was little more than a palate cleanser between all the sex in the rest of the stories. I found myself wincing in embarrassment the entire time and skipping whole scenes of nothing but sex. It is possible to write love scenes well, but these were not. Ms. Flewelling has said herself, in her journal, that she doesn't feel confident writing erotica and is in fact embarrassed by it, and it shows through in her writing. With the first three books of the series being fantastic, the fourth abysmal, the fifth mediocre, and now this, I'm beginning to wonder if it's worth picking up book 6 next year, or if I should just stop and pretend the first 3 are all there is. (Edited to add: can fantasy authors please stop making egregious errors with regards to hunting? Why would a hunter track a mother cat and her kits, first of all, and why shoot one of the kits? No meat to eat and no pelt to use. C'mon people. Everyone does this!)