Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Saturday 4th April 2020 - 08:54:07

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Fantasy > The Black Sun's Daughter 1 : Unclean Spirits review

« Glow Worm Kayak Tour reviewGlow Worm Kayak TourThe Titanic 100th Anniversary Collection reviewThe Titanic 100th Anniversary Collection »

Score: 8.8/10  [1 review]
3 out of 5
ProdID: 3361 - The Black Sun's Daughter 1 : Unclean Spirits
Written by M.L.N. Hanover

The Black Sun's Daughter 1 : Unclean Spirits
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Hachette

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
April 2012

The Black Sun's Daughter 1 : Unclean Spirits product reviews

When college student Jayne Heller's uncle is murdered, she goes to Denver to settle his estate and mourn the loss of the only member of her family who has always been on her side.

She discovered that her uncle has left her quite a legacy: a string of properties across the world, several very full bank accounts, and an extremely unconventional business. It turns out Uncle Eric has been secretly fighting to rid the world of supernatural 'riders' - demons, vampires, werewolves and all sorts of other nasty parasites - since before Jayne was born.

Now it's up to her to avenge her uncle's death and continue his work - if she can survive her first week on the job.

Check out Hachette onlineClick here to see all the listings for Hachette Visit their website Follow them on Twitter Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel

demons   magic   mln hanover   parasites   supernatural   vampires   werewolves
Other listings you may be interested in:
Star Wars : The Approaching StormStar Wars : The Approaching Storm
Rating: 9.5
Spike & CoSpike & Co
Rating: 9.8
Empress of MijakEmpress of Mijak
Rating: 9.0
Missing TobyMissing TobyThe Ideas ManThe Ideas Man
Rating: 9.8
Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab HuntThea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt
Rating: 10.0
Hero of the hill Hero of the hill 
Rating: 9.9
10 Smiley Crocs10 Smiley Crocs
Rating: 9.4
Marvel Avengers: Hero ChroniclesMarvel Avengers: Hero Chronicles
Rating: 10.0
Murderous Maths seriesMurderous Maths series
Rating: 8.3
Never Smile at a CrocodileNever Smile at a Crocodile
Rating: 10.0
The Seven Signs: 3 : WipeoutThe Seven Signs: 3 : Wipeout
Rating: 8.5
Skip to the Loo My Darlin'Skip to the Loo My Darlin'
Rating: 9.8

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of tucker

Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 11th of May, 2012

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 8.8/10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
Level of Realism:
Score 9 out of 10
Score 8 out of 10
Lose Track of Time:
Score 9 out of 10

A rollercoaster of a week turns into a future packed with peril, for the heroine of this tale. Talk about walking into the mirror maze, wake up as a normal, regular college student, and by the end of the day you're a female hybrid of Richard Branson and Van Helsing... How would you cope?!

I admit to not being quite as impressed with this story as I was hoping to be. Not to say it's a dud, by any means, but I felt there was a LOT more potential in it, and the story contained a bevvy of strange and esoteric magics that didn't really make a lot of sense. I understand elemental magic, sympathetic magic, directed energy magic, and even parasitic magic... but this... this had elements of all of it jumbled together in a strange fashion that almost reminded me of Asian cuisine - where the full power comes from balanced opposing forces, rather than being reinforced by complementary ones. An intriguing take on magic that I will have to see more of before I can make up my mind as to whether it's my kind of thing or not.

As with most accomplished authors these days, the characters are well balanced, have a solid depth that doesn't give away everything at once - allowing the story to slowly reveal new facets and hint at future revelations - and a great interplay that weaves everyone into the tapestry of the plot to a degree that suits their role. So saying, I really felt some characters showed a little more than was necessary at this stage of the overarching plot, while others remained a little too shadowy for comfort. Though this may have been the intention, it left me feeling a little disjointed from some of the players who, I think, have a bigger role to play in future instalments.

Overall, this - for me - was like visiting a country you have seen in a hundred documentaries, thinking you have it sussed and know what to expect, and suddenly finding that though the big picture is pretty much right, all the little details don't match up to what you had in your head. It's a story that you will either dwell on and learn to love, or it's going to get under your mental skin and irritate you until you gladly hand the book off to the nearest charity booksale. For me... it warrants further study and reading of Book 2 before I decide which side of the line I will call it. For now, I advise cautious optimism.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 9.8
Product reviews for listing 6507: Bloodtree Chronicles: Sanspell -  Author: Elizabeth Pulford

Product image for Bloodtree Chronicles: SanspellThe Silvering Kingdom is the home of fairy tales but the kingdom and all those within are in danger of vanishing because the Bloodtree - the source of all stories - has been poisoned.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the Knock Out News Group. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, on the premise that they have been submitted as the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Sometimes only those who love you can tell you what you need to hear, instead of what you want to hear."

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream