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Subject: Cherry Adair - "night" series
Date Posted: 11/23/2009 3:25 AM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2006
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I finally got a hold of the third book in the series and started to read the first one - Night Fall.  I'm uncertain if I'm going to get past the second chapter.  I usually enjoy her books, but this one is a mess. 

Apparently in a small African nation of 4 million people there is a terrible epidemic and "millions of people" are dying.  The president who is described as a "saint" has put his PR specialist in charge of managing the crisis.  Are you kidding me?  More than half the population has died and more are at risk and the leader can't be bothered to but a real team of experts together?????

Anyone make it further than the second chapter?  Is it worth it to keep reading?  Are the next two books any better?

Thanks!

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 10:01 AM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2008
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Theresa -

I read the first two...well skimmed might be a better description.  I usually like Cherry Adair but these just really didn't grab me. No - it doesn't get any more believable either lol.

Kerry

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 8:16 PM ET
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I listened to them all on audio. Based on those three, I decided I did not need to read anything else by this author. I thought they were all pretty awful. They left way too many loose ends dangling for my taste. There was another trilogy like this before this one, and I managed an entire 2 pages before I put the first book down and gave up. The concept of the wizards is interesting, but it was not carried out very well. There are other, much better, magical/paranormal+military stories out there.

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 10:37 PM ET
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I started that one but found it ridiculous and did not finish.  After that - I had no desire to finish any of the other Night series.

Date Posted: 11/23/2009 11:10 PM ET
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I have not yet read this trilogy, although I have the first 2 books sitting on my shelf. I have read the Edge Brothers trilogy, which is also about wizard mercs. Not as believable or as a compelling as the rest of the T-FLAC series. If you're not totally into paranormal, but enjoy romantic suspense with former black ops military types, you might find the T-FLAC series much more to your liking.

Colleen

Date Posted: 11/25/2009 12:11 PM ET
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Thanks!  I decided not to keep reading which is pretty rare for me.  I've read the rest of her books and enjoyed them, but I just couldn't wrap my brain around the "over half the county has died and we'll put the PR person in charge..." concept.  It may be my recommendation for worst premise ever.