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Casket of Souls Review

Title: Casket of Souls

Author: Lynn Flewelling

Published: May 2012, Spectra

Source: Amazon

Goodreads Description:

The Nightrunners are back in this gripping novel full of Lynn Flewelling’s trademark action, intrigue, and richly imagined characters.
 
More than the dissolute noblemen they appear to be, Alec and Seregil are skillful spies, dedicated to serving queen and country. But when they stumble across evidence of a plot pitting Queen Phoria against Princess Klia, the two Nightrunners will find their loyalties torn as never before. Even at the best of times, the royal court at Rhíminee is a serpents’ nest of intrigue, but with the war against Plenimar going badly, treason simmers just below the surface.

And that’s not all that poses a threat: A mysterious plague is spreading through the crowded streets of the city, striking young and old alike. Now, as panic mounts and the body count rises, hidden secrets emerge. And as Seregil and Alec are about to learn, conspiracies and plagues have one thing in common: The cure can be as deadly as the disease.

My Thoughts:

I’m going to die when this series is over. As usual, this book was amazing. Life without these characters is not worth living.

Thero and Klia: I’m so maddeningly happy! I can’t wait for Klia to get pregnant so Thero can finally understand what that dragon bite did to him.

Mika: I can’t wait to see more of him! Thero has an apprentice, yay! And he seems really awesome!

Elani: She will definitely make a better queen than Phoria. I have a feeling Seregil and Alec are going to be a bit more welcome around court, whether Seregil wants to be or not. And I really hope she marries Danos now that Phoria isn’t making decisions for her.

Korathan: I honestly never liked him before this book. I always hated him for the way he treated Alec when he and Seregil came to stop the invasion in Traitor’s Moon. And after reading about how he basically took advantage of Seregil in Glimpses I disliked him even more. But in this book my mind changed. I actually am rather fond of him now.

Atre: I hated him from the start and it bothered me that Seregil seemed to trust him so easily.

Brader: I felt so bad for him. Atre was such a controlling tool.

I like how both Seregil and Alec, though in love and committed to each other, still remain close to their past lovers. I felt Seregil’s sorrow when Kylith died, and Alec’s desperation when they were trying to help Myrhichia.

I am going to read this again. And again. And again. So awesome.

Rating: 5/5

 

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June 14, 2012 - Posted by | Reading

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