Nevertheless, there's soon a rather large cast of new characters to keep track of, many of whom cross from one narrative strand from another. It's a tribute to the novels that I can picture the characters well enough to want to cast them. Praise for The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters: 'Fantastic. Wounded and outnumbered, Miss Temple, Dr Svenson and Cardinal Chang pursue their enemies through city slums and glittering palaces as they fight to prevent the cabal's crushing dominion and unholy marriage between man and machine. Celeste Temple, along with the fantastically venemous Contessa Lacquer-Sforza, continue to shine as they have done throughout the trilogy as whole but the final instalment of this series begins to drag rather quickly; for the most part the author appears to be trying to set a pace which they are unable to maintain. I had been waiting for this ever since the indeterminate ending of book 2 -- could that volume have really been the end? There is something intoxicating about the relentlessness of the narrative - all the running along corridors, down secret passages, grabbing mysterious objects from hidden rooms, being captured by bands of soldiers, making daring escapes, fighting villains, etc, etc.
We see Swenson an almost completely broken man, a potential love killed, himself betrayed. But Dr Svenson and Cardinal Chang are alive, barely - their bodies corrupted by the poisonous blue glass. Barely escaping is nice to read, but it gets kind of old after the tenth or so time. Dahlquist's The Chemickal Marriage, the follow up to the popular The Glass Book of Dream Eaters and The Dark Volume. Dahlquist is a novelist and playwright. Let's hope the final pages are not in fact a hint at a fourth book because Gordon, you'd have to seriously get your shit together to pull that off. Miss Temple plots her revenge.
Not to mention that the characters continue to escape from inescapable scenarios, sometimes through contrived plots. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Dahlquist has lived and worked in since 1988. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, he now lives in New York. The pace never lets up and there is an endless parade of wonderfully-named characters of mixed morals and uncertain loyalties. Best I review the trilogy as a whole really. As with the first books there are many tw I enjoyed all of the books in the series but this was my least favourite. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, he now lives in New York.
Characters return for a second outing of faux Victoriana, rip-roaring adventures and gorgeous-looking design. I very rarely dream about the books that I am reading. In this case, I had those thoughts long before I normally would, due to the long and uncertain wait for volume 3. Dahlquist is a novelist and playwright. I was in seventh heaven' Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth on The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters G.
If I had to call it anything, this series is a really literary, grim steampunk. It does her characterisation justice that one never believes for a moment that she could do anything else. I still like the idea, and I cherish the memory of reading the first part of the trilogy. This isn't to say there aren't some flaws here. I don't even need a reminder here because this is like my perfect dream world and I think about it all the time already. Dahlquist is a novelist and playwright. The E-mail message field is required.
Yet her fiance is dead admittedly, by her own hand , her companions slain and her nemesis, the terrifyingly wicked Contessa Lacquer-Sforza, escaped. Miss Temple plots her revenge. I don't recommend reading in snatches, minutes here, half an hour there. Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth on The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters. Will it be sufficient for the magnitude of story that has come before it? He is the author of the acclaimed The Dark Volume and The Chemickal Marriage.
The scene at the end is a bit far-fetched and you kind of expect some of the twists I foresaw all of them, so yeah , but this does not spoil the intensity of the action and the quality of the usage of the characters. When he fell asleep during a snowstorm, his first book The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters came to him in a dream. Miss Temple paces her hotel room, believing her companions to be dead. Dahlquist's rip-roaring adventure sees an assassin, an heiress and a surgeon battle against the world's most unholy evil, in their final quest. I was in seventh heaven' Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth G. I can only hope Dahlquist continues writing novels. It's an excellent period piece that takes place in another world very similar to our own.
And yet despite regularly searching Amazon with crossed fingers, I only spotted it by chance on a shelf under authors beginning with 'D' in a high street bookshop. There will be books, yay? Miss Temple plots her revenge. The plot is convoluted, but less so in this volume than th I enjoyed this one, though not quite as much as the earlier ones in the series , and. Ultimately we see the Comte and the Contessa as outsiders who were able to use a combination of brilliance, insanity, cruelty, and the hierarchical systems of society to put forward their plans. It soon becomes apparent that Chang and Svenson are alive after all not a spoiler, it's mentioned in the blurb! Originally from the Pacific Northwest, he now lives in New York.
It falls on her tiny shoulders to destroy a deadly cabal whose alchemy threatens to enslave the world. It falls upon Miss Temple's tiny shoulders to destroy a deadly cabal whose alchemy threatens to enslave the world. Wounded and outnumbered, Miss Temple, Dr Svenson and Cardinal Chang pursue their enemies through city slums and glittering palaces as they fight to prevent the cabal's crushing dominion and unholy marriage between man and machine. But Dr Svenson and Cardinal Chang are alive, barely - their bodies corrupted by the poisonous blue glass. Spending time in their company is so much fun! I was in seventh heaven' Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth on The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters G. There were plenty of pleasing elements.
A fantastic trilogy but this was probably my least favourite. This time, the usual protagonists spend chapter after chapter running away, occasionally together but usually separately at one time meeting each other briefly in flight, barely nodding and exchanging information, then racing on to their various goals , through a variety of quite atmospheric sets. I make no claims to understand every, or even most, of the plot details. Probably what really takes away from the re-readability of this series is the convoluted writing and the fact that there are too many villains running around in disarray. Quite a rousing and satisfying finish! When he fell asleep during a snowstorm, his first book The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters came to him in a dream.