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Dark Time: Mortal Path Book 1 by Dakota Banks

September 10th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Thanks to the publisher for the chance to review this book.

I give it 2.5-3 out of 5 stars

Description: Maliha Crayne at the moment of death pledged herself as a servant to an evil force and is now forced to act as its personal assassin. When she tires of the killing she finds a loop hole that would free her from its service.  If she can save enough lives in order to balance all the death she has doled out before she dies she can be freed.  Otherwise she will be doomed to endless torment at the hands of this evil creature.

I fully admit I waffled in rating this book.  I loved the concept behind the book and I really enjoyed Maliha’s character.  Banks introduces a lot within this one book and the end leaves you hanging for more.  On the other hand the writing was disjointed to me.  Each chapter jumps back and forth between Maliha’s past and present along with a few pages here and there from the point of view of her enemies.  This jumping around was disorienting.  There are many things that are left unexplained that I’m not sure will be explained in later books or were just left unresolved.  For instance, for every life Maliha saves it’s supposed to help balance out the killings she has committed yet when she has to kill innocent people does that not count against her?  Or is it only killings she performed while directed by the evil creature?  Then there is the romantic interest, Jake, who goes from suspecting Maliha of being involved in a drug heist, to jumping her and getting naked together with no real explanation of what caused the change in heart.  Despite all this like I mentioned earlier the book does leave you hanging and wanting to find out what will happen next.

Posted in 2 Star Books, Action, Books, Paranormal

3 Responses

  1. Michelle

    I like the cover :)

  2. Belle

    Too much jumping around can definitely be disorienting. I agree, the concept behind the book is so very interesting!

  3. dsuzuki

    Love the cover. Hope next book doesn’t jump around as much.

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