Shadow Gate

Shadow Gate
Crossroads #2
Kate Elliott
Fantasy
1 star
475 pages

The hopelessness of the characters really grated on me. What can they do, as mere humans, when supernatural powers, for good, have turned bad? It was once again unnecessarily sensual. Violent.

I just don’t know if I’ll even read the others as they come out. This just depressed me.

Crown of Stars

Crown of Stars
Crown of Stars #7
Kate Elliott
fantasy
3 stars

concluding volume[volume 7] of the Crown of Stars series. I didn’t think it ended really satisfactorily. Hughe never gets his. Things just kind of petre out, with no long lasting happy ending. Kind of like real life. Never get a real chance to see Sanglant and Liath’s love in peacetime. It ends with Blessing[their child] as an older woman.