Friday, April 07, 2006

Captives of the Night by Loretta Chase

I'm back from my little holiday in Texas and I greatly enjoyed myself. It was nice seeing my sister again but even nicer was getting away for a few days. Now back to the day to day drudgery of work and life.

Although I read this title in March, it is not until now that I have a chance to blog this. Captives of the Night is the second in a series that started with The Lion's Daughter. The hero in CotN was the villain in the Lion's Daughter and that kind of threw me for a loop. Ismal was the evil villain that wanted the heroine to use as a pawn in his bid to take over his uncle's crown. At the time he was quite evil and Chase wrote him so well that he appeared unredeemable. This is one of the things that made him an inappropriate hero in this tale.

The mystery of the death of Leila Beaumont's husband is the driving force behind this story and the background was not enough to carry the book. It seemed to drag forever and I finally gave up trying to get into it.

The writing was good but the story was just plain boring. I didn't finish this one but could not give it a completely bad grade because the book was well written.

Grade: C-


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