Thursday, 14 October 2010

Cast In Courtlight by Michelle Sagara West Review

Summary: (Goodreads)

In Elantra, a job well done is rewarded with a more dangerous task. And so, after defeating a dark evil, Kaylin must enter a place of deceit and treachery. A world where silk and jewels hide deadly secrets….

Kaylin goes before the Barrani High Court, where a misspoken word brings sure death. And Kaylin's never been known for her grace or manners. But the High Lord's heir is suspiciously ill and Kaylin's healing magic is the only shot at saving him—if she manages to dodge the traps laid for her.

Only to discover that the healing might turn out to be the simplest of the tasks before her. 

Unfortunately this is going to be another one of those short and snappy reviews because I really didn't like this book.

If you've read my review of Cast In Shadow  you'll know that I love the writing style of Michelle Sagara West. It kept me reading and made the story seem like a fairytale with it's poetic tone.

In Cast In Courtlight  though, it became very, very tedious. It just became so long, repetitive and drawn out that I started to really not like reading it. I was so disappointed. 

The plot was also really predictable which made it uninteresting.

The only time the book started to interest me was towards the end when something actually started to happen! But it didn't last very long.

I only finished this book in the hope that it would get better. But it didn't...

However, since I did quite like Cast In Shadow I will read at least one more book in the Chronicles of Elantra series to see if it gets any better.

About the author:

Michelle Sagara is a Japanese-Canadian author of fantasy literature, active since the early 1990s. She has published as Michelle Sagara (her legal name), as Michelle West (her husband's surname), and as Michelle Sagara West (a combination of the two).

She lives in Toronto and is employed part-time at Bakka.

My Rating: 3/10

Publisher: Luna

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