Monday, August 20, 2012

Sherrilyn Kenyon - Infamous

Go to school. Get good grades. Stay out of trouble. That's the mandate for most kids. But Nick Gautier isn't the average teenager. He's a boy with a destiny not even he fully understands. And his first mandate is to stay alive while everyone, even his own father, tries to kill him.
He's learned to annihilate zombies and raise the dead, divination and clairvoyance, so why is learning to drive and keep a girlfriend so dang hard? But that isn't the primary skill he has to master. Survival is.
And in order to survive, his next lesson makes all the others pale in comparison. He is on the brink of becoming either the greatest hero mankind has ever known.
Or he'll be the one who ends the world. With enemies new and old gathering forces, he will have to call on every part of himself to fight or he'll lose everyone he cares about.
Even himself.

Comment: Another installment in the Chronicles of Nick series. the problem with this series is that it will wayyyy too long to see some end..actually 7 more books if I recall correctly, and by the end of it the readers will finally have the story of Nick, as an adult, in the usual dark-hunter series. There's one book in this Chronicles every year, which means it will have its final book in 2019. If we're lucky, and nothing happens to ruin the schedule (like setbacks or more books that really need to be published, oh kill me now), then adult Nick's story will come out in the autumn of that year, if not only in 2020. Will fans manage to survive life time enough to see that day? I surely hope so. So to keep things straight, this Chronicles of Nick are the preparation to that final book, you know, just reading the usual series isn't enough because in this Chronicles, adult Nick plays with time and things we kind of need to see them so we can follow the storyline with the hope nothing outrageous happens until that book in the usual series (which would leave us more confused than we are right now).
This is the theory, but will it happen this way? Ha..we have lots of time to wait to see if it will...

In this 3rd book, Nick is faced with the problem of his dad showing up and how someone at school is posting stuff about everyone else, things that are secrets and that humiliate the targets. All this while dealing with mom, girlfriend, school buddies and paranormal friends. Nick's life isn't easy but his posture, his positive attitude and his good heart are always great weapons to fight the bad things that might come in his way.
These books are full of new things happening all the time, it's hard to keep track. Gods and important people everywhere, vital decisions to be made, small details to bar in mind...I have to confess I feel confused, not all the time, but most of it. I can see where the author is going with all this, but to have to wait, to have to see all the twists before she can put the characters in the right can be tiring. It's my problem with this, she could do a great job in less time, it's very clear she is doing this to maximize not only Nick's story, but the whole concept of dark-hunters, and hey she's a success so she can do it and we wait and enjoy (most of) all the books but in all the time we have to wait, it gets too tiring. If I could froze time and wake up when it's all done and I could read everything in a row, now that's would be more like it, but as it can't be, the wait can be tiring. These Chronicles show another side of the action that took place during all the books, more or less. the reader doesn't revisit all that happened, just how Nick was doing at the time and we already have many differences from that, which can be very confused if we think about a comparison between each series, so let's not do that. Let's only enjoy this story as an almost epic one and see every little detail as part of a big thing. The best thing is all the things we get to find out while in the other series some characters still don't have a clue.
I just hope I'm still here to see the end of it.

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