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Review: In the Forests of the Night by Kersten Hamilton

October 22, 2011
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Kersten Hamilton continues to amaze me with her world building and her talent for giving her words a dimensionality that brings her characters to life. In the Forests of the Night, the sequel to Tyger Tyger, is another rich and lush novel that unlike many sequels, lives up to the first book and adds to the overall story.

There’s no doubt that Ms. Hamilton is a talented writer. Although the story is written in third person, the focus is on Teagan and you get such a great sense of who she is that it’s almost as if it’s written in first. Also, the author has crafted a story around such an interesting and rich mythology, one that I haven’t come across often. The goblins are frightening and there are so many different kinds of creatures, each one more unique and terrifying than the last. There’s a nice blend of realism to this, making all the fantastical elements believable.
Teagan and Finn’s relationship continues to grow and I really enjoyed how Teagan’s dad reacts to them as a couple and their budding feelings. Despite being a bit mischievous, Finn is ever the gentleman and his devotion to Teagan is admirable.
All in all, In the Forests of the Night is a great addition to the Goblin Wars series and I can’t wait for the next book! There’s nonstop action, romance, and quirky characters. What more could you want?
If you haven’t read Tyger Tyger (the first book) yet, it’s out now in paperback! 🙂

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