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Es hatte keinen Sinn noch länger zu warten. Ich lief aus dem Schutz der Kiefer heraus und den Hang hinunter. Als ich zum Fluss abbog, schaute ich zur Seite und sah, wie mein Feind sich aus dem Schnee erhob. Er war ganz in Weiß gekleidet. Dann klaffte der schwarze Abgrund unter mir und ich sprang.Nach dem Tod seines Ziehvaters Shigeru hat sich Takeo, Erbe des mächtigen OtorEs hatte keinen Sinn noch länger zu warten. Ich lief aus dem Schutz der Kiefer heraus und den Hang hinunter. Als ich zum Fluss abbog, schaute ich zur Seite und sah, wie mein Feind sich aus dem Schnee erhob. Er war ganz in Weiß gekleidet. Dann klaffte der schwarze Abgrund unter mir und ich sprang.Nach dem Tod seines Ziehvaters Shigeru hat sich Takeo, Erbe des mächtigen Otoriclans, dem geheimnisvollen Stamm unterworfen. Er muss dem Glauben seiner Kindheit, seinem Recht auf Reichtum, Land und Macht abschwören – und seiner Liebe zu Kaede entsagen. Wenn nicht, wird der Stamm ihn töten.Doch Takeo kann sich den strengen und grausamen Regeln des Stamms nicht beugen, zu stark ist seine Verbindung zu den Otori und zu der Frau, die er liebt. Er flieht und begibt sich mitten im eisigen Winter auf eine gefahrvolle Reise durch die Berge. Kaede, nunmehr ein wertvolles Pfand in den Händen ruchloser Kriegsherren, braucht all ihre Intelligenz und Schönheit, um in einer Welt voller machthungriger Männer zu bestehen. Männer, die nie erfahren dürfen, dass sie Takeos Kind erwartet …...

Title : Der Pfad im Schnee
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ISBN : 9783551581105
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Number of Pages : 398 Pages
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Der Pfad im Schnee Reviews

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-29 10:31

    I didn't enjoy this as much as the first book but it wasn't bad. Not much seemed to happen. The writing was still nice to read and lyrical, and it's a nice series to marathon. Some spoiler-ish/rambly thoughts that won't make much sense unless you've read the book:(view spoiler)[- I like that Kaede is actually doing things now, and there's a focus on gender and feminism through her role. It's interesting to see her education (apparently a man's education) and the reputation she's getting. I still don't find her that likeable - her obsession for Takeo and her fainting makes me sigh a lot - but I at least appreciate where her character's going.- The plot was weird with this one. Lots of build-up and foregrounding with the whole prophecy thing. It's like nothing really happened and then all of a sudden they both ended up in the same place and got married. I'm not really keen on how these books seem to be so slow-paced throughout and then rushed at the end. - I'm glad that Kaede got to see her family again and spend time with her sisters, but that part with her father was disturbing. *shudders*- There were times when I was confused with the characters/names, which didn't really bother me with Across the Nightingale Floor. I didn't refer back to the list at the start as much, to be fair, but I struggled with differentiating between them. Some characters are just there and I forgot what their role is supposed to be. The minor characters are actually interesting but the focus is on the protagonists so much that they kind of fall under the radar. - I miss Shigeru. :( The mention of him is nice though. I just saw in the summary of book #5 that it focuses on him. Yay I'm looking forward to that. - I'd love for Shizuka to have her own chapter. She's great and there's so much potential there! For me anyway, she's a more interesting character than Kaede and the other women.- I've forgotten his name but I really didn't like that guy who travelled with Takeo and was jealous of him and Yuki. I have a feeling that he's still alive. All of the 'leaving it to fate' and Takeo not going back to finish him makes me very suspicious...- According to the prophecy, there's going to be some wars. Hopefully that makes this next book more interesting. I hope it's not all, pretty rambles... romance stuff that makes me roll my eyes... (90% in) oh by the way there's war and stuff. (hide spoiler)]

  • Amy Norris
    2019-05-10 05:24

    This read was me giving this series a second shot. After not enjoying the first book, I decided to carry as it has really good ratings here on goodreads. Unfortunately, as much as it pains me to abandon a series, especially one by an Aussie author, I will not be continuing on.I had the exact same issues with this book as I did with the first. Mainly, it was just boring. For a book about politics, warriors and war it is just so damn predictable. The writing was beautiful (as in the first) but this did not save it for me.My other issue was this book was the excessive occurrence of characters threatening to or committing seppuku. Nearly every single character at some point, says they are going to commit suicide because they have 'dishonoured' themselves. It was so frequent it lost all impact and quite frankly became a bit offensive.

  • Alina
    2019-05-03 08:37

    A great series about ancient Japan with its samurais and their conduct codes, ninja-like fighters, Christians' persecutions; it has political scheming, interesting twists and turns, intriguing liaisons between characters, sword fights, love, treachery, friendship.The characters are well-developed, complex, with inner turmoil and weaknesses.“Death comes suddenly and life is fragile and brief. No one can alter this either by prayers or spells.”

  • Vaso
    2019-05-26 12:23

    I really enjoyed this series.... Well Done.....

  • emily
    2019-05-13 06:31

    I'm calling these books young adult as well as for adults, though I think the only reason I think of them as young adult is because the protagonists are in their late teens. These are definitely books I would have read and loved as a teenager; there's no explicit sex though lots of reference to it, and the violence is hardly as graphic as you see in movies.Anyway, genre descriptions aside, this is a brilliant trilogy and I am literally only pausing long enough to write my review of book two before getting back in bed to start book three. I love both the heroes here; Takeo's journey to find out where his true obligations (and his heart) lie is inspiring and sympathetic all at once, and Kaede is turning into quite the feminist pioneer. I really appreciate how the author has not fallen into the trap that some fantasy writers do, by putting an entirely modern feminist mindset into the mind of someone brought up in the medieval world; Kaede struggles with being a "proper" woman by society's standards and worrying all the time what people will think, yet she goes on doing what she must in order to protect herself and her sisters, and it only makes me love her more. I am loving this series so much, I am on absolute tenterhooks to find out how it's going to resolve.

  • Petros
    2019-05-07 09:44

    The second book is about the aftermath of the fall of the evil Tohan by a new warlord named Arai; all of which happen out of screen, since showing takes effort compared to just throwing in an infodump. The new warlord ain’t any better than the Tohan, since he also kills anyone who disagrees and plans to waste the protagonist and anyone around him just to make sure he won’t turn against him next. Something which the hero eventually does because he would be killed if he didn’t, therefore the new villain is an idiot. Kaede, the hero’s sweetheart, is pregnant after that morbid sex scene in the previous book, and lies about the identity of the father in an attempt to save both of their lives. So yeah, Shigeru, the good feudal lord from the first book, is now the father, and Arai is stupid enough to believe he can’t kill his baby without causing a rebellion from all those who loved Shigeru. A rebellion that never happened when Shigeru was killed, but will somehow happen by the death of an unborn baby. Kaede returns to her palace, in a territory ruined by wars, bad harvests, and a semi-crazy man who happens to be her father. Once again the world building is the best part of the book, since we get to fully understand what it’s like to live in a feudal society where honor is above all, to the point hara-kiri is the ultimate expression of it. It’s all about following traditions, being obedient, and gutting yourself when something goes terribly wrong. It’s the character motivations that come off ham-fisted because of author Lian’s dislike of male sexism, as she constantly makes the lords ridiculing Kaede every time she wants to take the initiative and help out her father in restoring the land. There is a difference between telling a woman to shut up because she has a vagina and acting like a complete jerk; but author Lian doesn’t bother to tell which is which. She even goes as far as having Kaede’s crazy father trying to rape her like the asshole male he is, before getting killed by the deus ex machina of a ninja, which the hero trained with in the first book. After that lazy resolution, the ninja helps her out in gaining control of the household by killing everyone who doesn’t accept her as his leader. Something which is evil when a man like Arai does it, but very heroic when Kaede does it… with the help of a man. Feminism for the win, right guys? Yes, it’s supposed to represent how there is no good or evil in the society they are living in, since everyone needs to dirty his hands in order to get on top of things. The way it was portrayed though doesn’t feel like that, since Kaede is clearly favored over any other man. What follows the violent take over, is her falling ill and miscarriages, thus being victimized in the eyes of the reader. In the meantime, our hero Takeo is trained harshly by the ninjas in order to become a ruthless killer. He learns all sorts of ninja tricks and even kills some poor guys who were marked for death for speaking their minds and being liberal. This part is showing again how inhumane this society of obedience really is. It treats people as objects or cattle. Both Kaede and Takeo are seen by their superiors as nothing but breeders of powerful successors. The ninja masters go as far as having Takeo being seduced by a kunoichi, so she can get pregnant and offer them a ninja offspring with hidden powers such as his. Takeo eventually betrays these assholes after he finds out they also murdered his father for not wanting to kill innocents anymore, and use him as nothing more than a stallion to knock off all their females. Great story for a hentai, but this is not that type of a story. He seeks refuge in the wilderness, where he is aided by the Hidden, the tribe he grew up with. Once more we see Lian doing a lazy job at portraying these people as the obvious victims the reader is supposed to care about, while she is also pretending to keep things grey for both heroes and villains. If you ask me, the only reason these guys are mistreated is because they are pacifists who are never fighting back and author Lian is pro-pacifism. And if you think that wasn’t bad enough, they have their own seer who gives the protagonist a prophecy. OH SHIT HERE WE GO AGAIN! Like a true shounen adventure with its own special hero with special powers, fate is working at his favor all the way. He’s not simply a super ninja, he also has noble blood, so he’s allowed to be the ruler of the land. Which he does because the prophesy said so. Great job and ruining the suspense Lian, can I stop reading now that you spoiled the ending? Also, the same prophesy says he will be killed by his own son, so I guess all he has to do is not have any sons. Oh, and thanks for also telling us he didn’t chose to leave the ninjas with his free will; it was God who forced him to do it. Fatalism: taking away the responsibilities of your actions since the invention of religions. I’m telling you, after this revelation, plot convenience goes up to 11 and Naruto~er, I mean Takeo, keeps getting saved or finding out what he has to do next with minimal effort. The most improbable random encounters with allies take place so Takeo can find and marry Kaede. And things will only get worse from here.

  • Karissa
    2019-05-26 10:41

    This is the second book in the Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn. This book picks up where the first left off. Takeo leaves Kaede for training under the mysterious Tribe; whose supernatural abilities Takeo has inherited from his father. As his training concludes, and he is asked to take out certain missions, he must ask himself if his loyalties will lie with the Tribe or with the Otori? Kaede meanwhile is left on her own to return home and see what state her family is in. Kaede struggles to consolidate her power and claim the inheritance she was left in a world that is run by men.This was a fitting second book for this series. It moved along at the steady, descriptive pace of the second book. Although for some reason I found myself getting bored while reading this book. The lush descriptions, while detailed, didn't bring the book to life in the way I hoped they would. I had a little trouble understanding some of the stupid decisions made by Kaede and Takeo along the way. Despite these misgivings, if you liked the first book you must read the second book. It is very much in the same style of the first book and continues the story of Kaede and Takeo. This book definitely builds to a climax preparing you for the war and conflict of the third novel.

  • Jeraviz
    2019-05-10 04:34

    Lo más interesante que pasa en este libro es una pelea en una barca. Y dura dos párrafos.Gran decepción. Me leí la primera parte hace años y me dejó buenas sensaciones pero ahora que retomo la saga me encuentro con que los personajes son planos y llenos de tópicos: El Elegido que según una profecía cambiará el mundo, el grupo secreto que trama venganza en las sombras, la damisela enferma que no puede estar con su amado... Lo único decente que veo es que el papel de las mujeres no lo relega a simple decorado si no que aspiran a ser igual o más poderosas que los hombres y eso es un punto a su favor.Pero por lo demás este libro solamente sirve como puente para leer el tercer libro, pero si alguien te lo resume en un par de frases puedes pasar del primero al tercero sin problemas.

  • Martini
    2019-05-23 12:46

    Darker and more mature than the first part, but just as good.

  • Jeph
    2019-05-15 09:38

    Lian Hearn's "Grass for his Pillow" is a must-continue for fans of "Across the Nightingale Floor", and resumes the story of Otori Takeo and Shirakawa Kaede, of the first book, but leaves much to be desired in terms of plot, action and everything else that made Hearn's first entry in this series so magical and endearing."Grass" picks up almost exactly where "Across" left off. Takeo is now with the Tribe and much of the book focuses on Kaede trying to claim her inheritance of domain, meanwhile fending off suitors who wish to marry her while she holds out hope for marrying Takeo. Everything that readers found in the first book is still here in the second book, but dull and toned down. At many times the book involves itself in unimportant matters and spends too much time in certain areas. Perhaps this was to build plot points or grant insight into the characters and the world they inhabit, but the pages spent seem to cross the line into dragging the book along at an almost unbearable pace.Perhaps this was a stylistic choice of pacing and setting, as much of the book takes place over a period of harsh winter. By the time spring arrives, both the characters and readers are anxious for action, movement and the new possibilities that lie ahead now that the snows have melted.If you enjoyed "Across the Nightingale Floor", by all means read "Grass for his Pillow" if only just to continue following the story that surrounds the characters, but don't expect the book to suck you in. You will only be left with a feeling of waiting for something more... the next book perhaps...

  • Kandice
    2019-05-08 12:35

    This being the second, in a planned trilogy, I felt it was more of a "place holder" or a "where we are now" kind of book. It reminds me of The Empire Strikes Back. It's a continuation of the story of the characters we've come to love, but not much happens. We get a lot more back story, but not a whole lot of action, other than to put our heroes in a harder spot. That's okay, I already have the third book on my nightstand waiting to be read.:)The Japan that Hearn has created is beautiful. I generally seek out Asian settings anyway, but she has taken the truth of Japan and made it even more mystical, fantastic, gorgeous and rich. I have no trouble believing the embellishments she has added to the culture. The special skills she gives the Tribe just seem to me to be a natural extension of the abilities this warrior country has realistically honed for millenium. That some should be born with abilities beyond most of us is completely reasonable to me. I find it even more interesting that she does not limit these skills and gifts to men. There are women gifted in the Tribe as well. I'm anxious to read the next installment, and am actually glad that her planned trilogy has now become five books. I have a feeling Hearns Middle Heaven will be hard to leave.

  • Becca
    2019-05-11 07:35

    For a middle-book in a trilogy, this one was really fabulously done, with the exception that it should have been longer. I love where the story-line is going even though I'm not sure where it will end up, the characters (which I thought were fabulous for the most part in the first book) have really grown on me, and the relationships that have developed are full and interesting. One thing I really like about this author so far is she isn't afraid to subject her characters to the greatest pain possible or even kill them when the story and its players deem death necessary. And she does it in a emotionally rending way. I could hardly tear myself away from the pages until I knew what happened.Kaede has absolutely stolen my imagination. I am rooting so hard for her! Can't wait to see what happens next and her growth. I hope her power she has found doesn't diminish because of her rash choices at the end of this book. *crossing fingers*

  • Florin Pitea
    2019-05-23 12:43

    "Grass for His Pillow" is pleasant reading and a nice addition to the Tales of the Otori trilogy. I can hardly wait to read the third volume in the series. Recommended.

  • M.E. Vaughan
    2019-05-04 09:43

    This is a great follow up from Hearn's first book of the series 'Across the Nightingale Floor'. This was another re-read for me, but was very pleasurable as I actually remembered very little of the story. I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as the first, but was still drawn in and enchanted by the poetry of the writing and the tale itself. In particular, I enjoyed Kaede's development in this book, as she grasps her own power. The growth of the characters is gradual and well-done, and I am looking forward to starting the next installment of the series.

  • Mark
    2019-05-09 05:36

    I enjoyed reading Across the Nightingale Floor quite a bit, but my mistake was that I didn't buy the sequels at the same time. By the time I remembered to get them, two years had passed and, possibly because of that time away from Takeo's world, I didn't enjoy this second volume nearly as much. For the first several chapters I was completely lost as to who was whom (despite reading Wikipedia's largely useless recap of Across the Nightingale Floor beforehand), and by the time I started remembering the characters' interrelationships I was halfway through the book. The additional problem, I think, is that this book suffers from "act two syndrome," in which the excitement of the first book gives way to the setup to the climax--and the setup is never as fun as the climax itself. This book read like filler to me; the author was positioning her characters for the final volume of the trilogy. Nothing wrong with that (it has to be done, of course), but I'd been hoping for something in addition to that setup. I think I can safely take the blame for most of my dislike of this book (the two-year reading gap between this one and the first one) but I'm nonetheless confident that this one isn't as good as the first one. But I'm looking forward to the third one anyway--and this time I'm not waiting two years to read it....

  • Lenette
    2019-04-30 10:26

    Like others have mentioned, 'Grass For His Pillow' is a bridge, obviously leading up to events in the third book. While the book is slow, the language is still flowery and engaging, and I am continually intrigued by the complicated web of politics and honor. I greatly appreciate how the Tribe's abilities are supernatural, yet it does not feel like fantasy or magic.However, I am finding it exceedingly difficult to establish an emotional, immediate connection with the main characters, Takeo and Kaede. Takeo speaks in first person, but as if he is retelling the story many years later. Kaede is spoken in the third person, and many of her thoughts come through guarded dialogue, and not her own thoughts. Their emotions weren't raw, immediate and messy; instead they felt distant and artificial. It is frustrating that the more engaging characters, like Shigeru and Maruyama, are either peripheral characters or dead.I'm looking forward to the next book, and hopefully it will be more fast-paced and emotional.

  • littlemiao
    2019-04-29 04:40

    2017 - I am still enjoying this series more than I did the first time I read it. I never got to the final book so I am re-reading everything to prepare myself. Maybe the second reading allows me to appreciate some of the more poetic qualities of the narrative, and not get caught up in whatever elements (predictability, characterization?) irritated me the first time. It is a well-constructed story, and well-told.---------2013 - I have to admit that the ending came as a shock, not because I was surprised by the concluding event, but because not enough had happened in the story to justify a conclusion. Nothing particularly climactic, since in my mind, the last event (no spoilers) was fairly predictable. It seemed like it was cut off just for the sake of getting another book out of it. Still, it is obviously setting the stage for something dramatic and I am invested enough to keep going.The fact that the male protagonist is in first person and the female protagonist is in third person seems a little odd to me.

  • Andrew
    2019-05-27 10:40

    Compelling enough, but felt to me more like an interlude between the start and conclusion of the trilogy. It has been many years since I read the first book, so it took a considerable amount of time for me to remember the events that took place in it. But even still, I felt like the emotional pitch of the book was a bit flat. There were a few exciting moments, but even the situations that should have been powerful lacked the impact they should have had. It's possible that was intentional to evoke the emotionally muted nature of Japanese society at the time, but it doesn't make for the best storytelling. If there is one thing Hearn does very well though, it is evoking a complete picture of the world the story takes place in. In some ways, I found the settings and environments of the stories more compelling than the characters. Grass for his Pillow may not be completely successful, but there is still enough to like here to make me want to read the conclusion of the trilogy.

  • Sandy
    2019-05-04 12:30

    In this book, our hero Takeo figures out over the course of about 200 pages that all of the decisions he made at the climatic end of the first volume (Across the Nightingale Floor) were stupid. He then spends the last 100 pages attempting to undo these decisions and set things right - the act of which promises to cause the conflict that will drive the last book in the trilogy since aparently the timing is no longer right so now the "right" decisions are actually bad decisions. Honestly, Kaede's character saves the story for me. She's developed nicely as a character and I enjoyed watching her take charge of her own life. Yay strong women.Snarkiness aside, this really wasn't a terrible book. I do admit that character stupidity aside the writing is engaging, and I'm curious to see how the series wraps up.

  • Search
    2019-05-26 08:31

    I think the series has grown on me, I am finding the writing in the 2nd book to be much better quality, and my complaint with the last book about detail has been rectified in this book. The pacing is slower than in the first book, though I have found this slowing down to be well compensated by the rise in quality of the prose.Upto now I don't agree with the general opinion that this book is somehow lesser than the first one, on the contrary it may be better.After finishing this book one can see that the first book serves to pull in the readers with its fast pace and interesting characters and setting and the second book as is the case with most intermediate books serves to build upon and consolidate the world building and characterization from the first novel,I will be diving into the third novel directly.

  • Ambrosia
    2019-05-09 07:22

    While the plot structure of this second book in the series is a little less traditional than the first, that actually works in many ways to its advantage. Both of the main characters are trying to find their identity in various ways, and while the plot is far less action-oriented, I found the character development associated with their internal struggles to make them far more compelling than they were in the first book. Towards the end, when Takeo sees Kaede and observes how much they've both changed, I was pleased to discover that I agreed and could readily trace their development.The narrative still has some weaknesses, largely due to the aforementioned lack of action and some stylistic issues. But the lovely poetic language is still firmly in place, and there are definite storm clouds on the horizon. I'm looking forward to the third book.

  • Arminzerella
    2019-05-18 12:25

    I *read* the first two Tales of the Otori books as audiobooks. There were two readers for each of the two main character's voices: Takeo and Lady Shirakawa. Takeo's reader was male and sounded Asian, which really helped bring the story to life, as it takes place in a sort of feudal Japan. The second book loses some momentum, and then hands the reader the very thing s/he's been waiting for much too easily. There is plenty of intrigue, spying, plotting, and excitement as well as death - dealt to those who deserve it and those who don't. You know that there is no way certain characters can survive - which also adds to the suspense. I loved listening to these, but it was sometimes difficult to hear Takeo's reader over road noise in the car.

  • Barbara Spencer
    2019-04-27 10:37

    I loved Across The Nightingale Floor and wasn't the slightest bit disappointed with Book 2, as if so often the case. Instead, of contracting the action, Lian Hearn expanded it, to take in the story of Kaede Shirakawa and also the Tribe, the men whose gifts are shared by Takeo. Paid assassins, their skills are in great demand as powerful warlords seek to control or assassinate their enemies. Forcing Takeo to go with them, they are determined that he should learn the ways of the Tribe, that is absolute obedience. Cruel and totally ruthless and totally meserizing, Lian Hearn weaves an astonishing story. And now to Book 3 Brilliance of the Moon.

  • Miglė Keliotytė
    2019-05-23 08:29

    Uf. Finally finished.I guess this book just wasn't for me. It was a task to read Grass for His Pollow to me. I really wish it was different, as I enjoyed the first book of this series more. But... it just felt like nothing happened in this book at all. When actually, a lot of things happenened, it just didn't feel like it.Anyway, fans of the first book might like this one as well. Maybe it's just me who didn't, as there are a lot of positive reviews. So don't take my word for gold, it's just my opinion.I'm not continuing on with the series.

  • Don Mitchell
    2019-05-24 12:23

    The last half was fairly good. The first third was a tiresome sermon by the female lead explaining why she was pursuing equality and equal access in a male dominated culture. The book as a whole speaks as an imposition of modern values onto a medieval Japanese society. However, once action and some dialog replaced sermons, the book got better.Nevertheless, the book is very much of a sequel setting up the 3rd book in the trilogy. It feels as if its whole purpose is to retrieve the story, pull in a few new plot lines, and set up for the culmination to come.

  • volkhova
    2019-05-16 08:41

    Filler. Good thing I didn't spent my money on it. Not much happened. I think I sorta slept trough it. There was lot of talk of past events. (view spoiler)[Takeo sleeps with Yuki and prostitues(i think i read it somewhere) and 2 minutes later he's fervently wanting to marry her and going agaisnt everyone's wishes, and what was up with the whole makoto falling in love with Takeo, that dialog was so weird, I really didn't get it. I liked fujiwara though and a few others.(hide spoiler)] But really this book just bummed me out. There was no real spark in it.

  • Ignacio Senao f
    2019-05-23 08:48

    Juro que no hay derecho a que algo tan MALO tenga la posibilidad de no solo ser publicado, sino que lo sean 5 libros y tenga semejante media aquí.Una novela juvenil, mal escrita, perdida entre los dolores de su protagonista, sin historia contundente y mucho menos original. La acción se la pasa por el forro. La ambientación asiática tan solo se ve en la tapa del libro. Los personajes han sido defecados por un culo de mono. Les las 10 primeras páginas y las 10 últimas y te quedas con la misma sensación.

  • Allison (The Allure of Books)
    2019-04-27 08:34

    This book wasn't as good as the first one for me...just not quite as magical and exotic feeling...which could just stem from the fact I've been reading Shogun so the mythical Japanese world doesn't seem as mysterious to me as it did with Across the Nightingale Floor. The book still captured me from beginning to end, and I was caught up in the story. The book was pretty tense, and the ending set up very well for Brilliance of the Moon, can't wait to read it!

  • Mike (the Paladin)
    2019-05-26 05:32

    I read the first in this series and found it mildly entertaining, not a bad read, but not enthralling either. This one didn't do any more to draw me in, as a matter of fact, I find it less compelling and less interesting than the first. Didn't hold my interest. I will go at least one more book.

  • Bettie☯
    2019-05-06 10:38

    A nice read mostly from Kaede's point of view. It did not feel like a bridge the way some second-in-a-trilogy books do.