Here are my answers to the Blog With Bite discussion questions for this title.
#1 Do you feel the ending was cut short and needed more to be resolved before the book ended?
While the ending was sort of a cliff-hanger, I enjoyed it. It made me want to read the next book right away. Unfortunetly that's not possible until September 2010, so I'll be itching until then.
#2 Regarding Question #1, what are your thoughts on series books? For one you get more and more and more - depending on how long the series drags on - for another some series leave you with very little resolution at the end of the novels, i.e. the Merry Gentry series where only a couple of hours pass within the time span of one book. Do you find this is just an authors way of having guaranteed book sales - or do you really enjoy series and love reading about your fav characters over and over again?
I honestly LOVE reading series. If I had a choice between reading a book in a series, and a stand alone...I'd definitely go for the series. I love to learn as much about a charcter as I can, and I feel that when reading a series, you get to actually get to know those characters. Reading a stand alone just gives you a glimpse into their world, and I want the whole she-bang!
#3 Which "trapped" soul was your favorite and do you see potential in the future story lines with the remaining three?
My favorite trapped soul was Eve. She was compasionate and truly wanted the best for Aden. The others were funny, and sometimes annoying, especially when he just wanted some alone time. I can't wait to read their stories though, and I'm sure they will be just as intriguing, if not more.
#4 When a larger-than-life character such as Vlad Tepes aka Dracula is used as a side-plot character do you believe it gives the story a more factual base, or makes it less real?
I enjoyed the mention of Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula. It's nice to see an author modernize a historical character, and make them their own. Even better, was to learn a little fictional lineage.
I really enjoyed the side plot. It added a little normalcy to a world full of well, things that just aren't normal. There story isn't over yet, I can just feel it, so it wasn't adequatley resolved. I think it's just the beginning.
#6 What is your best guess as to what Aden Stone's superpower is - the power he possess without his souls?
This is a very interesting question. I honestly don't have a answer for this one, but I wish I did. I think he may just be some kind of supernatural beacon, but I can't wait to find out what his story really is.