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Subject: Caitlin R. Kiernan question
Date Posted: 6/11/2010 7:28 PM ET
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I have just started reading "Threshold" by Caitlin R. Kiernan. I thought there was a sequel to this book, but looking through her other books, I can't tell if there is. Has anyone read this? Is this a stand alone title?

It's possible I'm getting this one confused with another book by the same author. Whichever novel I'm thinking of has the same characters, but in the second book in the series (?) the main character has a daughter.

Date Posted: 6/18/2010 4:28 PM ET
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I love Caitlyn Kiernan's work!  *Threshold* has two sequels, *Low Red Moon*, and *Daughter of Hounds* (loved this one!).  The illustrated short story collection *Alabaster* is also in this series (these are prequels about Dancy Flammarion, illustrated by Ted Naifeh).  Some of the characters show up in other short stories, especially in the collection *Tales of Pain and Wonder*.  I'm not completely sure, but I think *Silk* and *Murder of Angels* are in the same universe, but with different characters.  Her newest novel, *The Red Tree*, is not connected with these stories (as far as I could tell...).


Enjoy :)  I find her work so unique...  Do you have any authors you've read that are similar that you'd recommend?

Last Edited on: 6/18/10 4:31 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/18/2010 5:31 PM ET
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I am only about 30 pages into the novel, and unfortunately I am not liking it as much as I had hoped I would. Her writing style is a bit different, less straight forward, than other authors that I have read. I'm not sure who I would compare her to. I am getting annoyed at the words she keeps making up by putting two words together that shouldn't really be combined into one word. I read a few reviews and it seems that I'm not the only reader this has annoyed.

"Alabaster" is apparently out of print, and if you want a used copy of it, people are selling them for insanely huge amounts of money. I will decide after I read this one if I even want to continue reading her books. It's not looking so good considering I haven't picked that book up in days, and instead started several other books. But thank you for telling me about the sequels. That is good to know if I do decide I want to read the others. If so, I won't be buying them, and I'll be posting "Threshold" for someone else to try out. I rely on fantasticfiction.co.uk for orders in series, and they did not have the two sequels to this one grouped with it.

I can give you some recommendations for book series I've liked, but I wouldn't put them in the same category as this book.

  • The Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong
  • The Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • The Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris
  • The Signs of the Zodiac series by Vicki Pettersson
  • The Werecats series by Rachel Vincent
  • The Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn
  • The Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead
  • Evermore by Alyson Noel (series)
  • Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz (series)
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (series)
  • Three Days Until Dead by Kelly Meding (series)
  • Immortal by Gillian Shields (series)
  • Fallen by Lauren Kate (series)
  • Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready (series)
  • Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson (series)