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Finished all of the available books in the series (When Gods Die, Why Mermaids Sing, Where Serpents Sleep, What Remains of Heaven, Where Shadows Dance, When Maidens Mourn, and What Darkness Brings). There is another book due next year. Still recommend it, I actually liked most of them better than the first one. I am not sure it's a good idea to read all of them in one gulp the way I did since the author makes sure readers don't forget who all the main characters are and keeps reintroducing them, in pretty much the same words, which gets repetitive and therefor slightly annoying. Other than that it's a very entertaining read, with noble and capable hero, convoluted mysteries and intrigue, descriptions of various levels of stratified Regency society, a smattering of liberally handled history and piles and piles of bodies.

Date: 2013-07-09 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ingwall.livejournal.com
Sounds delightful.

Date: 2013-07-09 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] riontel.livejournal.com
Well, they are artfully arranged piles, in picturesque and quant locations, not to mention their outfits! :)

Date: 2013-07-09 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ingwall.livejournal.com
Not a very big fan of Regency outfits, but you had me at "piles of bodies".

Date: 2013-07-09 02:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] riontel.livejournal.com
I love Regency styles, well, more like Empire era styles, but they overlapped. That's pretty much the only types of dresses I wear if they happen to be in vogue. But the presence of piles of bodies is way more important than what they are dressed in.

Date: 2013-07-09 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ingwall.livejournal.com
Well, ladies' styles were fine, but if I tried to dress like an Empire/Regency dandy, I'd look like a bearded penguin.

Date: 2013-07-09 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] riontel.livejournal.com
For starters, to resemble a dandy, you'd have to, gasp!, shave the beard.

Date: 2013-07-09 12:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ingwall.livejournal.com
And feed it to goats, no doubt. Abomination, madam! Unthinkable abomination, says I.

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