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Tears Of The Furies [Mass Market Paperback]

Christopher Golden


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May 31 2005 Menagerie (Book 2)
Meet the Menagerie--as hodge-podge a mix of other-worldly beings as anyone can imagine. But a sorcerer, a scientist, a sixteen-year-old demon, and the others all have one thing in common: a hunger for justice--no matter what the cost.

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (MM) (May 31 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441012930
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441012930
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 10.7 x 2.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,448,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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THE morning sun shone across the streets and squares and rooftops of Athens, from Lykavitos Hill to the Acropolis, but the daylight only made the shadowy alleys of the Plaka seem deeper. Read the first page
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Olympian-sized Adventure!! Sept. 2 2005
By Eric the Red - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This second novel in the Menagerie series was fantastic. I totally agree with the previous reviewer, however.

It had some very slow parts, but then finally seemed to kick into overdrive the last half of the novel.

I love the various characters that comprise the Menagerie. This novel, like the 1st one, was full of dark magicks, action, and cool monsters from straight out of a twisted myth.

Definately worth your time to read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Like Reading Two Different Books June 13 2011
By Jem - Published on Amazon.com
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The premise of this series is very cool. It's like a new twist on the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (or even the Justice League), but with more unique, and urban fantasy-type characters. I mean, Eve. THE EVE - as a vampire?! So, despite the fact that The Nimble Man: The Menagerie #1 never really sucked me in, I went on to Furies because the potential was so high.

I have read many books over the years written by two (or more) authors. Most of the time, I don't notice. Regrettably, it is very noticeable with this series. At the beginning, the team splits: three go to Greece to investigate mysterious murders and four go (eventually) to the Underworld. I can't help but think the two writers each handled one segment - and it was like reading two different books. This issue was exacerbated when it came to character development - they are all one dimensional because there is no connection between them, or the two lines of the plot. The hobgoblin, Squire, can travel through shadows. I know because EVERY SINGLE TIME the story switched back to him readers were again told that he travels through shadows (this after being told every time in book one). It's like the author has to remind you after you come back from reading that other book! But, that's all the info we really get about him. Eve, the ultimate sinner, is a vampire with a refined taste in fashion. But, how did she come to be with the Menagerie and why? With such an unusual and eccentric bunch of characters, that it is implied have been together for a long time, I expected more camaraderie - or at least familial nitpicking - and some sharp, funny, emotional dialog. That is completely lacking. They are like strangers to one another.

I did like that these novels incorporate so much historical into the fantastical, and that the various mythologies and religions all exist and have unforeseen repercussions. The overarching plot with the DemoGorgon and Sweetblood is tantalizing while still allowing each book to have closure. In short, all the ingredients are here for the perfect recipe of urban fantasy. But, in this case, too many cooks are spoiling the pot.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 2 2014
By charles walker - Published on Amazon.com
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it was a great book
4.0 out of 5 stars tears of fury Feb. 6 2013
By judy maw - Published on Amazon.com
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Enjoyable. Reading. It was a quick and enjoyable read and. I would recommend it. I may look for other books by author
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars Sept. 11 2014
By Lori L - Published on Amazon.com
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pretty good story, need to read a couple more

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