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brilliant characters, excellent mystery, but a bit scarce on the romance
am 27. März 2016
Great characters, sharp humour, fabulous writing and an exciting plot. So why only 3,5 stars?
As much as I enjoyed Stephen and Lucien, they really are some of the most entertaining, quirkiest characters I have come across, I missed the romance between them. It was almost a shock when they kissed first time, because there was no pining, no brooding thoughts over the other man, no stirring feelings of passion. Okay, Stephen did have a moment when he saw Lucien's tattoos, and Lucien noted something special in Stephen's eyes and his smile. But that was about as much UST as we got.
I loved those guys, although I'm not sure why Stephen had to be that small. I know the author wants to depict him as unassuming, but a couple more inches in height wouldn't have done any harm. I'm about Stephen's height, but I am female. Lucien is supposedly over six feet which causes me (out of experience) to struggle with ... well ... certain practicalities. This, however, is only a minor niggle.
What bothers me more is the lack of a love story and that romance was sacrificed for the mystery plot (which is incidentally pretty cool). Still very worthwhile reading - I loved all the magic!