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by Luisa Prieto

  • Author: Luisa Prieto
  • ISBN: 160820071X
  • ISBN13: 978-1608200719
  • ePub: 1382 kb | FB2: 1958 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Publisher: MLR Press (February 16, 2010)
  • Pages: 444
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 589
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Dark Designs (Half Lives Series) ePub download

Dark Designs by Luisa PrietoHalf Lives series When an enigmatic. Luisa Prieto created a fascinating and imaginative dark fantasy story, where the focus is more on what is happening to our main characters.

Dark Designs by Luisa PrietoHalf Lives series When an enigmatic. Clearly, Half Lives is going to be one of those series where the action is continuous and the whole thing feels like a single, long book. As a result, the ending of Dark Designs is left open and nearly all the questions raised are left unanswered, which meant that the book felt incomplete. Luisa Prieto created a fascinating and imaginative dark fantasy story, where the focus is more on what is happening to our main characters and the story itself. Don’t get me wrong, there is romance, just not in the present and not as graphic as some of you would like.

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That boy craved dark Satan’s power. schoolyard rhyme, circa 1985. Libby Day. NOW. Ihave a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it. It’s the Day blood. Something’s wrong with it. I was never a good little girl, and I got worse after the murders.

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Dark Designs by Luisa Prieto Half Lives series #1 When an enigmatic tattooed woman approaches freelance journalist Kyler Withers, he begins remembering a past life as a mage. Once known as Etherwolf, he served a sentient evil known as the Darkness. Horrified, Kyler fights to keep his humanity. Against him are growing memories of the monster he previously was. Aiding him is the love he rediscovers he had for a powerful mage artist named Sorin. If Kyler cannot overcome his past, he's afraid he'll help the Darkness destroy everything, starting with his lover.
Ishnsius
I agree with some of the other reviewers who state that, in coming to this novel, you have to have some patience. Though this novel gripped me from the first few pages, the plot unfolds slowly, almost teasingly, giving small tidbits of things to come. The characters in the novel are VERY interconnected, which becomes evident fairly early on, and the plot develops wonderfully as the novel continues. As an avid reader of fantasy, I can truly say that this novel captured my attention and held it fiercely (yes, Ms. Prieto, you held me hostage...ha!). The dynamic between Sorin and Kyler, the two "main" characters, and each of the other characters, is VERY well thought out. It is evident that Ms. Prieto knows her characters well. The building plot left me aching for more. This is an author to keep an eye on! This is a wonderful addition to the collection of any fantasy lover, and specifically to those fans of gay fantasy. I'm very much looking forward to the next novel!
Yozshujind
Intriguing and very interesting for the novice to experienced reader. The author has great imagination and vision. Look forwarding to seeing more titles released by this author.
Ckelond
You have to bring a lot of patience and passion when you will start this book, and you have to save them till the end and beyond. Dark Designs is a more than 400 pages book and it's only the beginning of a series, which, from what I understand, will have the same two main characters as leads.

Everything is complex in this book, from the intricate plot, switching back and forward in time, from the darkness of a past age with knights and mages, to the even too much light of modern time, where sometime the darkness would be welcomed to cover the ugliness of today. It's also complex in the writing style, the author spent a lot of time to create her own language, mixing English, with Spanish and French, and yes also Italian, and I well know how much she took care in doing it, since I checked the Italian part of the story. It's also complex in the relationship between the two men, probably one of the first time I read a book where the main heroes barely meet; true, as I told before, this is only the first book in a series, and maybe the author needed time for the world building and in the following books she will let her characters live inside it.

It's strange since Kyler Withers, journalist and teacher, winner of a Pulitzer, who decided to join a small College instead of a big Ivy League, virtually meets Sorin, student in the same college, practically in the first pages, while Kyler is reading the college paper Sorin is editing. But then both of them are "kidnapped" by the Darkness, or better by two ambassadors, Rhune and Avery; and the author didn't save the reader, and Kyler and Sorin, from anything, all the bad experiences are their to be lived, from having to witness the murders of innocent kids, to the one of your best friend. They are all proofs the Darkness is powerful and it doesn't like t be ignored. Page after page the reader is waiting for the moment when Kyler will meet (again? eventually?) Sorin, something he was teased from the very beginning, something he understands is written in the stars, of better in their blood, but page after page he is delusional, it seems never the time.

In a way, especially for Kyler, I think that the Darkness is not a stranger, but it's your half, like the Devil and the Angel playing on your shoulders, and when one is stronger than the other, you chosen path in life follow the consequences. Take modern Kyler for example, he is grieving from the bad experience he had in Colombia, he is continuously saying that he fears what he was, above all since he doesn't remember; but then he wrote a book, and that book won a Pulitzer, and Kyler is the first to admit that it was his dream comes true... what if unconsciously Kyler is doing all of it basically to accomplice his thirst of recognition? What if he is paying his tribute to the Darkness in a macabre barter?

If you are starting this book with the attitude of reading 440 pages, filled till capacity of events, but hoping to find a resolution in the end, change your path. 440 pages are only the starters, and to complete your meal you will have to stay a lot of time with these men... after all, we are speaking of hundreds of years for them to wait, what is for us some months to know their complete story? This is not a light book, on the contrary, it's quite oppressive, sometime even distasteful; it's for sure more a dark fantasy than a romance: the characters have to let the Darkness go out in plain sight, to be finally free from it, but to do so, they have to fight and not in a fair play.
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Dark Designs (Half Lives Series Book)

Kyler Withers has been plagued by nightmares of his time spent teaching in South America and the tragedy that occurred there. These dreams also trigger his memory of a past life as a mage. Known as Etherwolf, he served as a knight for an evil spirit, known as the Darkness. Now the only thing helping Kyler keep his humanity is the memories of the love he had for a powerful mage artist named Sorin.

Dark Designs is a complex story delving into the religious psyche of humanity. The story exhibits the wars between the faithful, who are capable of love and believe in a powerful spiritual being, versus the darkness that feeds on human fears and evils. Etherwolf was a mage who embraced the darkness; he took pleasure in killing without remorse until he met Sorin. Their sharing of magic brought about changes in Etherwolf. Reborn as Kyler, he realizes the monster he was and resists becoming that being again. Sorin was a mage of the light; they aid humans and kill only when justified. Also reborn, including the love he felt for the dark mage, Sorin is now searching for him, in hopes of them being reunited in body as well as love.

With so many characters, along with their former names and current names, it is a little hard to keep track. However, Luisa Prieto delivers a clear outline of good and evil characteristics that mirror Celtic beliefs, in addition to biblical teachings. Dark Designs is a well written attention-grabbing dark saga, yet still enjoyable once the enigmatic storyline unfurls.
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