Book Review of Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunner, Vol 1)

Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunner, Vol 1)
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Helpful Score: 5

Solid entertaining fantasy with engaging characters, a good read, but regrettably for me, not as good as the hype I'd read. I'd expected more - more romance, more dash and derring-do, more plot twists. I expected author Flewelling to make me love these characters, this world.

She doesn't quite manage to do that, but Seregil shows promise as an interesting character and I'll continue reading this series to find out what happens to him.

Another disappointment: this book ends as a cliffhanger to encourage continuation with the series. I wish the story had been created so it could also be a stand alone story, and not left hanging as it is, forcing you to get the next volume to find out the rest of the story. I think that this could easily have accomplished the goal of getting you to read the next book without chopping out half of the story to put into the sequel, could easily have ended as a stand alone story while at the same time set up the next book.