Saturday, April 16, 2011

Twilight’s Dawn by Anne Bishop

Twilight's Dawn (The Black Jewels, #9)Twilight's Dawn by Anne Bishop
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Read 13-4-11 to 16-4-11

Just so you know, there are no spoilers here - although that does make this a post about feelings rather that details. I figured vagueness was better than spoilers.

This was wonderful. All of it, including the last story. In fact, especially the last story, which I thought was perfect.

This book is not an ending; it's stories of resolution, again including and especially the last one. It lets me breathe easy for all the characters and look forward to learning more about them and their lives should Ms Bishop share them with me (and she has plenty of scope to do so - again, this book is not an ending). I hope she does; I love these people and their world. But if she doesn't (please, please do), then I know everyone has finished with their hearts at peace.

I didn't read any of the reviews that came out about it because I didn't want to be spoiled, but I understood some people weren't happy (or had issues, as I said I didn't read them) with what Ms Bishop did here (that last story again) and/or felt this was the end.

I chose to trust the author; she hasn't let me down yet. And once again she didn't here. She was true to her world, true to her characters, true to their stories and the rules she had set up. To me, this was a wonderful collection of stories about easing hearts and loving family and I loved it. Especially that last story; it built from everything that had gone before and for me, it was perfect.

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orannia said...


Lovely review Kerry. I know the ending (from reading a review with spoilers - I have no willpower :) but...I'm curious as to the other words whether my favourite character (that would be Surreal)...gets her HEA. A true HEA. I'm hesitant to pick the book up, because I worry she gets second best...and I feel she deserves more than that...

Susan said...

I've got to read this book! I've read the Black Jewels Trilogy by her and really enjoy her writing. This is part of the books after the trilogy (but same world and characters), right?