Reine, S.M.: Paradise Damned (The Descent VII) (2013)

Paradise Damned is the last novel in The Descent serial. Like all the rest, Paradise Damned is dark. We get plenty of violence. Part of that violence involves abuse of Elise in the Garden of Araboth. “SEPTEMBER 1, 5509 BCE In the beginning, there was the earth, formless and empty. Darkness hung over the surface of … Continue reading Reine, S.M.: Paradise Damned (The Descent VII) (2013)

Reine, S.M.: Defying Fate (The Descent VI) (2013)

Chapter one of Defying Fate reveals exactly who James Faulkner is and has been since 1993. Whereas Elise became a demon, James ended up an angel instead. There is a need in me to try to understand something about the characters I meet in various fictional and non-fictional works. In Defying Fate it is easy … Continue reading Reine, S.M.: Defying Fate (The Descent VI) (2013)

Reine, S.M.: Dire Blood (The Descent V) (2012)

I’ve had some strange and terrible things happen in my life. Most people have. I grew up in a home with parents who had managed to stray from the original paths their lives might have taken. Instead they changed what they had grown up with into a new type of family life. But the consequences … Continue reading Reine, S.M.: Dire Blood (The Descent V) (2012)

Reine, S.M.: Damnation Marked (The Descent IV) (2012)

S.M. Reine does not go easy on her characters. Not really on any of them. James is not as present in Damnation Marked as he has been previously. The bond that arose between him and Elise in Dark Union is causing both of them problems, and Elise feels betrayed by the way he has handled the whole … Continue reading Reine, S.M.: Damnation Marked (The Descent IV) (2012)

Reine, S.M.: Dark Union (The Descent III) (2012)

Dark Union sure is a fitting title, because the Union of kopis and apsis sure is dark and its motives are suspect. You don’t just round up kopis and apsis and witches by force unless you are a bit iffy. Where do they get their money from? There cannot be all that many Mr. Black type … Continue reading Reine, S.M.: Dark Union (The Descent III) (2012)

Reine, S.M.: The Darkest Gate (The Descent II) (2012)

I think my favorite part of The Darkest Gate is the way S.M. Reine writes Elise’s pain. Her emotional baggage is at least ten sizes larger than her and the manner she deals with other creatures (human or not) reflects that. Emotional pain eats you up and makes itself so much at home that you forget that it … Continue reading Reine, S.M.: The Darkest Gate (The Descent II) (2012)

Reine, S.M.: Death’s Hand (The Descent I) (2011)

What is it that makes a great author? I feel certain all wanna-be authors have wanted to know the answer to that. To me a great author is one who manages to reach her audience in a manner that lets the reader remember her. S.M. Reine is one such author. Another important quality that Reine … Continue reading Reine, S.M.: Death’s Hand (The Descent I) (2011)

Reinertsen, Maria: Ligningen for lykke (2010)

Vi vet jo alle er lykke er noe man kan regne seg til. Statistikerne prøver jo hele tiden med sine mange undersøkelser. Lett definerbart er det også. For lykke er jo … Der måtte jeg visst gi opp. Maria Reinertsens Ligningen for Lykke er en ironisk tekst om fenomener fra samfunnsdebatten som vanskelig lar seg regne ut. For hvordan er det nå man har kommet fram til at det er nettopp fire prosent som skal utgjøre handlingsregelen? Reinertsen harselerer med pengepolitikken, ikke bare Norges, og måten tallene brukes for å få fram et budskap om virkemidler og … Continue reading Reinertsen, Maria: Ligningen for lykke (2010)

Harper, T.K. (1990) Wolfwalker, New York: Ballantine.

It was dark, and she could not see. She could not hear for the roaring in her ears, and she could not move. Oh, moons of mercy, moons of light… She tried to spit out the panic but choked on grit and fur and dirty blood. Guide me in the darkest night… Struggling, she dragged … Continue reading Harper, T.K. (1990) Wolfwalker, New York: Ballantine.

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