Thursday, August 6, 2009

Book Review of the Day - Kristin Landon

Taking a break from the David Drake series to read the latest in Kristin Landon's series.

THE DARK REACHES is the third book in the story of Linnea and Iain. I've enjoyed this series so far, and this installment is no exception. While it is heavy on the characterization, which is what I prefer, it also has plenty of interesting technology. The romance between the two main characters is a big factor, though it doesn't quite cross over into the science fiction/romance category. Lots of great action and suspense as well. Landon certainly knows how to torture her characters to good effect. You feel for them, together and separately. You want them to succeed. And the antagonist is so well-developed the reader wants to participate in his defeat.

Certainly, Landon has left herself open for more books in this series. I look forward to those as well. I do wish they were a bit longer. Compared to other science fiction I read, these are a little on the short side. I guess that's a compliment to the author. I'm a reader wanting more.

6 comments:

Sandy said...

I've thought about trying out both these authors. I think I almost picked up a Landon book, but I must have already met my book quota or something on that trip b/c I didn't walk out of the store with it.

I'm a bit intimidated by David Drake. He has a gazillion books out. Is there any romance in his?

Lisa Iriarte said...

The RCN series has great male and female protagonists. I love a strong woman character, and that's definitely present. Lots of good adventure, wonderful space opera. But, no romance. There's romantic tension, but it's one sided. I keep thinking romance will develop, but I've read four books, and none. It has not stopped me from enjoying the series, though.

holly said...

it sounds like a very good book, i think its sends a powerful message in some way...

Ryan said...

sounds like a good story

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a really good story
-Juliette

Luis said...

sounds enjoyable