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FREE READ ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub î Barbara HamblyRs of any author I Ve Read 2011 Update read May 2011 Update this again and updating my review or Fantasy Literature 35 I almost gave this one Bongology: n. The Art of Creating 35 of the World's Most Bongtastic Marijuana Ingestion Devices four stars but decided to stick with 35 as it just didn t pull me in like some of the other books I have read recently The Warded Man by Peter Brett and Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross to name just two recent reads that I would highly recommend That said Barbara Hambly is an excellent writer and I will certainly read the next book in the trilogy This is excellentun a traditional portal antasy of The Sort I Hadn T sort I hadn t in years As ar as Hambly s books go I didn t love it to pieces like The Ladies of Mandrigyn it doesn t turn tropes on their heads like Dragonsbane and I doubt the characters will prove as memorable to me as in either of those books but it s an exciting adventure nonethelessThe book has a bit of a slow start as we meet two 20 somethings Gil a grad student and Rudy a motorcycle painter living in southern California But within a couple of chapters they are transported to the medieval world of Darwath which is under assault by amorphous beings known as the Dark This is a short book the start of a short trilogy and Hambly successfully cuts to the chase the Dark is not supposed to be a complex or comprehensible villain but rather to tap directly into primordial Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas fears of the dark and the things that might be moving in it It s all about atmosphere and as the characters struggle to survive andend off unknown attackers the atmosphere is excellentThe characters themselves are After You Drop Them Off: A Parent's Guide to Student Ministry familiar archetypes though they get some respectable development that doesn t alwaysollow the stereotypes Of the two protagonists she becomes a warrior on Darwath not your typical character arc Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread for aemale nerd while he becomes a mage he has a romance while she doesn t yet And their adventures are certainly gripping though to me the book loses some emotional resonance in Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes following primarily Gil in the beginning but primarily Rudy toward the end as the stakes ramp up we re spending time with the character we know less well The plot while exciting also doesn t bear much critical scrutiny Why doesn t Ingold simply deposit Tir at the Keep on his way backrom Earth then go to Karst or everyone elseThat said this was a satisfying read and although the story is ar rom over there s still a solid conclusion here let that be a lesson to authors of series whose intermediate endings are determined by page count than story low I would continue this series next time I m looking She Weeps Each Time You're Born forun escapism I irst started reading Hambly by reading her antasy Though this book was not one of the ones I Seven Days, Seven Dinners first read As I got older I think in many ways her historicaliction is a bit better Just a bit Not that the A Northern Light fantasy is bad or anythingThe Time of the Dark does combine both history andantasy Two people If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas from our world cross the void into aantasy world that is losing to the very very bad things One of those people Gil is getting her PhD in history and so we get the history prof s reaction to seeing well basically history Gil s experience is interesting because she at irst seems special but then not and becomes something other than what you will thinkThe other person Rudy is traditional and at times a bit annoying or he keeps referring to Gil as cold but I m not entirely sure why outside of the Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, fact that she isn t his type While there are pretty of women supporting characters the women do not really talk to each other Which was strangeThe parts with the dark are really well don. 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The Slave Dancer fly through the night eating at will snatching people up to return to the depths and even able to suck a person s mind clean leaving them all but mindless automatons And Tir was the only hope to save this other worldrom these killing machines memories of the last time the Dark rose and how the ancients beat them back trapped somewhere in his subconscious waiting to come out as he grew to manhood But Ingold knew that even on Earth
#He And Tir Were Safe Not #and Tir were not safe not long at least because the Dark would were not not Special Agent for long at least because the Dark would them relentless determined to destroy the only hope of an entire world So he politely askedor Gil s help and promised not to stay Sleep with the Fishes for long before ultimately taking Gil and a mechanic named Rudy back to DarwathOh what a cruel cruel woman Barbara Hambly was This lead up to Gil actually reaching Darwath was so interesting so deceptively simple and addictive that by the time the portal to Darwath opened I already knew this would be an all night read And Iondly recall sitting up into the wee hours of the night at home that very night I eventually had to leave the mall after all The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History following along behind my newriendsOnce in Darwath Gil and Rudy ind themselves right at the epicenter of the total collapse of civilization Everywhere they look is death and destruction pathetic but normal people desperately trying to cling to sanity in a situation of insanity Naturally the pair cling to Ingold hoping to return home and trying to survive while they also attempt to ind a way to help these people and themselves in this unfamiliar world of swords magic treachery and monsters While they do this the Dark become much than some vague threat over the horizon but a wielder of silent death waiting A World on Fire for the sun to go down so that they can descend through the darkness on silent wings andeed And during it all the stupidity of the powerful is on display as they try to hold onto their vestiges of power and riches in the Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life face of total collapse of society Wheninally the survivors decided to gamble their lives by leaving everything behind to make a Trail of Tears like journey across the wintry lands to an ancient Keep I myself was huddled in the dark of my bedroom glad that there were no Dark on Earth Complex yet simple horrific yet antastical powerful yet humbling The Time of the Dark has it all It is and always shall remain one of my avorite 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate fantasy novels and series I made the mistake of reading this novel and this series after seeing the second Aliens movie which is myavorite of all the Alien The Oxford New Greek Dictionary films When I was younger I read a lot Stephen King but only because everyone else at school was reading it and it irritated my mother or so I thought After a couple of years on a steady diet of horror I became bored and nothing wasrightening or thrilling any longer I picked up The Time of the Dark mostly because it was another story along the lines of Stephen R Donaldson s Covenant series At least the premises was similar a contemporary person The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece from our world is transported in some inexplicable way to a world in a different time and place where magic is indigenous and a struggleor survival is imminent Hambly surprised me with her ability to thrill me and even at times scare me I would attribute this to her ability to make me care deeply The New Job Security for her characters And when they were in danger I was on the edge of my seat Hambly writes the most convincing and inspiringemale characte. 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