It's another first-of-the-series from C. E. Murphy, and given that I was expecting a spunky heroine to be dragged bass-akward through a pile of world-view-changing revelations, it did not disappoint. Truthseeker
moves a little too fast for the plot to gain much in the way of depth, and the action was explained away rather than explained. However, that speed is complimented by dialog that I found to be witty as well as wry. The four main characters are presented well, from the angles of description, dialog, and reaction by the other characters. Lara's ever growing talent and emotional maturation in the story work well together, and Kelly's practical competence, combined with the sarcastic/ironic commentary, provide excellent relief for Lara's tiresome hangups. The ending was a gimmie, but I'm ok with that. I was reading the book for entertainment and the occasional giggle, not for psychological exploration of self. The sequel isn't out yet, but is listed on the last page, so I'm expecting more from Lara and Kelly, Dafydd (David), and hopefully Dickson.
-- New-to-me books read in 2011 (as opposed to re-reads) --January
Little Dee vol 2
Little Dee vol 3Unusual Suspects Harvest Moon
The Black Stallion (yes, I know, I should have read it with Black Beauty) Ravens in the Library: Magic in the Bard's Name
, with a pre-finished commentary hereThe Hundred Thousand KingdomsFang Bangers: An Erotic Anthology of Fangs, Claws, Sex and LoveMust Love HellhoundsTruthseeker