05 June 2012
Talulla Rising; Glen Duncan
Talulla Rising by Glen Duncan
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
This book had such promise: a world where vampires hunt (or is that breed) werewolfs (or werwulfs) and other oddities. The problem is the writing. I know this is a sequel, and perhaps that's the problem (I haven't read the first book). On the other hand, it could also be the writing style.
Here's what I mean: far too much is alluded to in one place, with bits and pieces of explanation leaking out in a sort-of "nyah nyah I know what's going on and you don't" manner. Take Talulla's nightmares as an example. She mentions that there are three of them and even talks about two. Then there's a strong hint about the third. And later, another hint. Later still, another. Finally we get to know what the third nightmare is, but by then I didn't really care.
I like books that stand alone, which this does. But by a quarter of the way through, I hadn't been made to care about the situation or the characters, and the hints and circular writing didn't help.
ARC provided by publisher.