Curse The Dark

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Luna, Jul 1, 2005 - Fiction - 352 pages
33 Reviews
In Curse the Dark by Laura Anne Gilman (second in The Retrievers series), Wren Valere's game plan takes an unexpected direction. The super-secret, magic-watching outfit know only as "Silence" sends Wren and her partner to Italy in search of an ancient parchment, one with a history of making whoever reads it disappear. When the missing parchment's trail leads them back home, Wren is forced to deal with lonejacks banding together, a jealous demon, magically augmented tracking bugs infesting her home and an unexplainable increase in violence spreading throughout the city.

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I like the characters and the plot was interesting. - Goodreads
The ending was a little sad, but that happens I guess. - Goodreads
The premise is ok, but felt a little paint by numbers. - Goodreads

Review: Curse the Dark (Retrievers #2)

User Review  - M - Goodreads

Read the first in the series, and found it mediocre but gave book two a try - still no sparks for my taste. The premise is ok, but felt a little paint by numbers. Like a series setting to fit a saleable genre rather than born of an inspired story. Read full review

Review: Curse the Dark (Retrievers #2)

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Apparently I read this out of order! I haven['t done that in years and years. Anyway, I enjoyed this book where electricity can be harnessed to do magic and the politics are complicated and the ... Read full review


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Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the Cosa Nostradamus books for Luna (the “Retrievers” and “Paranormal Scene Investigations” series), a YA trilogy for HarperCollins, and numerous works of short fiction. She also writes paranormal romances for Nocturne as Anna Leonard, and her e-book novella Dreamcatcher was released in August 2008.  A former executive editor at NAL, Laura Anne is an amateur chef, oenophile, and cat-servant.  She lives in New York City, where she also runs d.y.m.k. productions. 

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