Friday 26 October 2012

REVIEW, the Crowded Shadows by Celine Kiernan

New friends. old enemies. Who can you trust?

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The Crowded Shadow
Series: Moorehawke, # 2
Pub: 2009, O’Brien Press Ltd.
Author: Celine Kiernan
Cat: fantasy fiction (historical)
Format: paperback (mid); 517pp
Age Range: YA

Set in a fantastical medieval Europe, this is the second book in a compelling trilogy of court intrigue, adventure and romance. Now, Wynter Moorehawke finds herself alone for the first time in her life, caught up in confusing formalities and politics very different to life back at court.

It seems that every tyrant or bully who has ever threatened the kingdom is sending delegates to meet with the Rebel Prince, and Wynter is increasingly nervous of Alberon's intentions.

Razi and her beloved Christopher soon make an appearance, but where friends go old enemies soon follow, and Wynter finds herself confronted with the infamous Loups-Garous. It is to Christopher's adopted people, the nomadic Merron, who she must now turn for sanctuary. But the Merron have sided with Shirken, the woman who has made it her life's work to wipe their race from the face of the earth.

What is behind the conspiracy, and is Alberon at the centre of it all?

Travelling, that’s the basses of this story. The three of them end up travelling towards the common goal. The Rebels camp.

Mostly through this story, they are travelling. They are headed, learning and wondering along the way. It’s a full fledge build-up to the end book, which means that it can’t stand on it’s own. And I’m glad for it. Though it’s clearly a book that needs an end, it was interesting and face passed and had you needing the next book. Though it also made your think and wonder about what the end was going to be….
I’m still not sure if that’s a good thing or not.

I found, maybe it was because I’ve read it so much, so now I only really read the best of it, or what I thought was the best part.
The romance between Wynter and Chris. Its’ slow, sweet and was it takes some steps forward evidently it takes them back.

You learn more about Chris threw this book. About what happened to him. Who did it. A little more about who he is, and more so about the type of people he grow up around.

I actually really enjoyed this book. It wasn’t the first and yet it moved on nicely and no matter what it progressed to a point that you need the next book. You need to finish it.
Which in a trilogy, that’s the main point, right?

The Poison Throne, The crowded Shadow, The Rebel Prince

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