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Currently I'm a librarian and before that I was an archaeologist, a journalist, and definitely a bit of a world traveler.  I tend to mostly read science fiction and fantasy, though I do love a good mystery and I'm a bit of a book dabbler overall. I've been doing Goodreads for awhile, but a friend thought I might enjoy this as well. Let's see, yeah?

An Ending

Eternity (Fury) - Elizabeth Miles

I absolutely loved the first book in this series, Fury, and the second book, Envy, was great as well.  Eternity, with it's name that doesn't quite fit (it ends with a Y, but doesn't it feel like it should be either four letters or an emotion or both?) just didn't quite live up to the earlier books.  It does tie up lose ends and bring us to a satisfying ending, but the book didn't have the chilling nature of the first two, nor the deep look into people's psyches.

 

In a way, much of this book felt like the wrap up to a novel, rather than a novel on its own.  Spread out, of course, to fill an entire novel, but I think much of the action could have been condensed and placed at the end of the prior book (with some rework to make the time frame fit) or, better yet, fit at the end of an entirely new third novel that felt more like the first two.  One more journey into supernatural/psychological horror before things end.

 

It sounds like I didn't like the book.  That's not the case.  I did enjoy it.  I just...  Wished it were more like the other books.

 

I guess I don't really know what to say about this book except that it's good to read the entire series and I hope the author continues to write.  Fury was really a favorite the year I read it.  Also, you should check out the British covers -- they are awesome.