Night's Children

Night's Children - Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour I reviewed Ms. Cushnie-Mansour’s first book in this series a little while ago and, while I was not blown away by this self-published author, I did enjoy the book enough to want to purchase the second instalment. The second book starts off exactly where the first one ended. Personally I like that since I do not have to spend too much time “catching up” through the ongoing text of the book. Virginia has escaped with her half human/half vampire son and goes into hiding from Count Basarab Musat and that is the point where the whole story falls apart for me. She goes into hiding within walking distance of his castle-like home in Brantford. Now, I may not be the sharpest pencil in the box but if I were hiding from a powerful all seeing, all knowing vampire, who I knew was intent on reclaiming the son I had stolen from him, I would scurry a little further than right under his nose. Let’s just say it was down hill from there.

This book could have done with a little tighter editing. The dream scenarios were extremely repetitive and seemed like page filler, and on a few occasions there were such glaring contradictions that they just jumped out at you from the pages.

Despite all this I have not given up on this series and will invest in the third instalment because it is just good enough to make me want to find out how it all turns out.