Review: Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory – When Darkness Falls

When Darkness Falls
Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory
Kellen has come into his own as a commander of armies. Little does he know that the final battle will not be as he imagined it, nor that things may not work out the way he wanted them to.
There is a definite character progression for Kellen in this novel compared to the first two. Kellen is spunky, and decisive, yet vulnerable as well.
I find it hard to believe that the end would work the way it did, but it did, and it was satisfying. Nothing like having an Outcast (or three) telling you what to do!
It’s all a bit misleading, with each of the miniature climax points really leading to the final battle – which is not at all short. It’s well depicted and satisfying, even for a greedy reader like me.
I find it hard to believe in reincarnation – why wouldn’t everyone else get one if they gave up their love? And it seems like Kellen and the demon girl would want to have children – would they have halfbreeds? Something else? It’s never answered in this trilogy or the next.
I enjoyed this novel almost as much as I enjoyed the first in this series. I’m moving on to read the next set of books in this series as soon as I possibly can!

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