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review 2017-10-11 04:00
Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard
Harbinger of the Storm (Obsidian and Blood Book 2) - Aliette de Bodard

Series: Obsidian and Blood #2

 

The Revered Speaker has died and the council must agree on his successor before the Fifth World succumbs to the star demons (this is a fantasy set in the Aztec Empire in the late 15th century). Acatl (the high priest for the dead) investigates when a star demon appears to have been summoned within the palace to murder someone. They believe the stars are demons that can fall from the sky and rip a man apart (sun worshippers, remember). Basically, Acatl becomes afraid that if the council takes too long to choose a new Revered Speaker, they won't have sufficient protection and the stars will fall from the sky and bring about the end of the world. The end of their world, anyhow.

 

Unfortunately, the middle part of the book with the investigation seemed to go on too long and it feels like I took forever to read it. It was a lot slower (reading time wise) than the first book, anyway. I'll still go on to read the third one but I really hope it picks up.

 

I read this for the "Monsters" square for the Halloween Bingo. It qualifies due to the star demons and the ahuizotls (water creatures). There may have been other creatures mentioned but I don't remember them specifically. This book would also work for the "Murder Most Foul", "Supernatural", "Demons", and "Terrifying Women" squares.

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text 2017-08-22 17:43
Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh $1.99 5 Star Read!
Heart of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling, #12) - Nalini Singh

A dangerous, volatile rebel, hands stained bloodred.

A woman whose very existence has been erased.

A love story so dark, it may shatter the world itself.

A deadly price that must be paid.

The day of reckoning is here.

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text 2017-08-01 17:43
Thank You

I wanted to say thank you to Moonlight Reader and Osidian Blue for a fantastic few months playing booklikes-opoly. Thanks, you guys! You're both amazing. Bring on the next game.

 

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review 2017-07-24 15:24
The Wolves of London: The Obsidian Heart - Mark Morris

Alex Locke is a reformed ex-con, he's working on staying out of that world until he receives an offer he can't refuse and he agrees to steal an artefact, and everything goes horribly wrong, he's caught up with complicated and messy supernatural goings on and he has to try to wind his way through, stay alive, rescue his daughter and possibly save the world.

Entertaining but lacked something for me.

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review 2017-06-27 00:00
Obsidian
Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout The best thing about this book is I could listen halfway and have the basic idea. First time ever using the 1.5 speed!!! I thought that would be crazy, until today....

It was addictive, but it also felt slow. What an odd combination. I loved how dangerous Daemon felt, but there was no real bite to that either. That piece felt like it fizzled out quite a bit.

I will not continue the series.
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