Sonya Sever Sever desde Calmont, Francia
Me encanta poder decir "sin pretensiones" y "novela en verso" sobre el mismo libro. Para mí, la novela en verso parece el medio perfecto para los adultos jóvenes de hoy, que están acostumbrados a que se les presente su información en fragmentos de tamaño de byte. Una historia tierna y real con personajes notablemente australianos, drama, amor, humor, tensión y magia se desarrolla con dignidad y elegancia en un verso sobrio y muy natural. Leí esto de una vez antes de dormir, y me impresionó lo fácil que parecía cada oración. Me intriga saber cuánto trabajó Herrick para que su historia fluya tan libremente, porque no hay un "¿No soy inteligente?" señales evidentes aquí en absoluto.
As with all of my reviews, I'm not going to talk about the plot here. That's for you to enjoy when you curl up with your Kindle (or other eReader) and a cup of tea or coffee. But I will bring out a number of things about the book I enjoyed. Gabriel's Return starts off fast, forcing you to dive into the story. I really appreciated this. As you might recall, my major complaint with Gabriel's Redemption was that it took a long time, nearly half the book, before I felt like the pace of the story was moving at full steam. Gabriel's Return is nothing like that. Hats off to the author, too, for making the planet of Eden so believable. As the characters traverse the planet, it feels alive and real. It's definitely the most enjoyable part of the entire book, and in some ways, I wish the author would have expanded on the planet. I mean that in a positive way. That's a sign of a believable story and world: When the reader can't get enough and wants to know more. Umstead does a fantastic job of this. Overall, I really liked Gabriel's Return and I have to say I'm looking forward to the next story (which this book sets up nicely). If you haven't read the first book, don't fret. I think you can get along just fine with this one. But don't let that statement stop you. Both books are good and worthy of your time for recreation. Pros + +Story picks up in the first pages, getting you right into the action +Very believable planet of Eden +Fantastic twist near the end of the story (I didn't see it coming!) Cons - -The second quarter of the story is a little slow, but picks up again halfway through -It might be me, but the politics stuff was a little confusing. Without telling you why (don't want to ruin the story), I `ll just say I had trouble making sense of it -Evan Gabriel, the main character. I feel distant from him. Knowing more about him through the narrative would be nice