I was originally going to go for quite a few more chapters, but I’m unsure now. Last night I stayed up to 6AM reading to the latest chapter, and I must say, the early chapters don’t do it any justice.
Basically as the series progresses, it gets more and more serious. And you end up thinking that’s the mood doesn’t change from there, but you’d be wrong.
I’m not sure how to do explain the feel of the series in place of more teaser chapters, but I’ll try going with a few hints. The story continually gets more messed up, and not in a cheap ‘people sacrificing virgins’ type of way where things regarding the setting of the fantasy world are messed up.
Rather it’s the characters. And rightfully so.
- The setting in the prologue is very important
- She’s a girl who’s been bedridden for a long time
- This book series was basically her life
The reveals in this story are not so much about hidden plots or intrigues, but more about the personalities and motivations of the characters. Starting with the main character, not everybody is as they first appear, and all the reveals are really very reasonable, or rather, even quite probably if you considered this story in reality.
So yeah, the story is dark, but not in a grim dark way. It’s dark because the characters make it dark, and because the world warps so far from the original novel series.