Thursday, March 25, 2010

Smoke and Shadows by Tanya Huff

Released: 2004

Tanya Huff's Smoke and Shadows features Tony Foster, a street-smart homosexual production assistant for a TV series called "Darkest Night". People on the set of the show start dying, and Tony begins to notice creepy shadows everywhere he goes within the studio. Tony then approaches the special effects "wizard" Arra, and learns much more is going on concerning the shadows than he originally thought.

Because I didn't finish Smoke and Shadows, I presume Tony tracks down the shadow menace to put a stop to the killings. the book was written decently and it was borderline interesting, until I realized the enemy was a shadow or shadows, plural. I thought the entire shadow concept as a nemesis was incredibly weak. I honestly lost interest in the book because I thought the shadows were boring. I made it to page 70 and Tony kept seeing shadows everywhere, and it was just getting old.

I did, however, LOVE the fact that Tanya Huff made Henry Fitzroy a vampire character! I have always been a fan of everything involving the Tudor monarchy. Unfortunately, Fitzroy's character wasn't enough of a draw for me to stick with the book.

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