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Book Title: Catching Midnight|
The author of the book: Emma Holly
Date of issue: April 29th 2003
ISBN 13: 9780515135305
Format files: PDF
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I would like to start by saying that I love the cover on this book, it beautifully reflects Gillian and her "familiar". So many book publishers in romance, romantica, erotica, paranormal and urban fantasy genres really treat the readers with disrespect with the covers they slap on books.
Gillian is a lovely, free spirited Upyr, changed from human as a young girl by the elder Auriculus during plague torn England. She is raised by shapeshifting Upyrs led by Ulric after initally being sought by both the elders Auriculus and Nim Wei, who differ in their beliefs of how the race should be raised. Ulric loves Gillian, she is not as besotted, because humans and the world are more attractive to her. She wants to travel, see the world and gets excited by adventure and the way humans go about their lives and relationships. She finds her shapeshifting style in the form of a bird and is captured by avid falconer Aimery Fitz Clare and his nephew Robin, two utterly charming characters. She shifts between bird and humanesque form and during such a shift ends up beguiling Aimery. He loves her fair form and free spirited attitude, especially towards sex. Aimery is such a delighful leading man, he is not your standard chest beating, neanderthal alpha, although he is very manly with a demeanor of great modesty. He is naturally capable and his brother Edmund, the elder brother and thus the one who has inherited the title, is jealous of him; hell, even Edmund's wife and youngest son Robin love Aimery. The locals look up to him for his war record and his bravery/scars strike a certain amount of (wary) respect from people in general. Robin, Aimery's nephew, has such a close connection to Aimery and also to Gillian in bird form, he names her Princess and their relationship is so sweet.
The biggest problem with the book is that it is an historical read, however setting the tone for 1300's England is not easy, the English spoken/written then is not even close to modern English (even Shakespearean English looks a walk in the park compared to what they wrote/spoke in the 1300's) thus the lack of the "true" language style makes it hard to seem like a true period piece. Having said this, Emma Holly's turn of phrase and her writing ability do get you past this issue as she is an extremely capable writer who could, in my opinion, turn her hand to any style and always make it readable and enjoyable. I have no problem with the wolf/vampire Upyr as some have mentioned, I just look at the Upyr as a different type of paranormal.
If you have ever thought about reading an Emma Holly novel but the sexual standards in her eroticas have put you off this is more romantic in nature and might be a good read for you; but please note the sexual heat is still there. I, perhaps, like Holly's contemporary and erotica novels a tad more, but I'm so glad I read this book as it is quite beautiful.
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Read information about the authorI'm a USA Today bestselling author who LOVES the hot stuff, both to read and to write. My favorite obsessions are all things coffee, almost everything on HGTV, and dreaming up new stories.
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