It began with Krentz...continued with Quick...and now it will end with Castle.
Book Three of the Dreamlight trilogy.
For many earthly centuries, a legendary curse has plagued the Winters family, stemming from the tumultuous founding of the Arcane Society. But now, on the futuristic world of Harmony, the curse's final mystery will be unraveled...
Head of the ghost hunters guild Adam Winters and dreamlight reader extraordinaire Marlowe Jones must break the curse, save Harmony's entire underworld-and fight a passion that could destroy them both.
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A VERY rare misfire for one of my favorite writers, Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle. Really 2.5 stars, but I gave her three for being so inventive.
The grand finale of the dreamlight trilogy goes out with a less-than-modest bang. The story is set on a distant planet called Harmony that was colonized by earthlings generations ago. Midnight Crystal wraps up the story of a lamp created on earth that has some pretty amazing properties even for a fantasy.
The romantic element of Midnight Crystal is on a par with her other novels, but it's broken up by a constant barrage of technical details about how different talents work. It's CSI Harmony. I can't believe I'm saying this--for me, she too often glosses over the fine details--but I felt as though I were reading a technical manual! It's as though she thought out all of these very imaginative background details before the first novel, parceled out a few at a time in each book, and then dumped all the...
All the i's are dotted and t's crossed in this final & 3rd installment of the dreamlight trilogy and long time readers won't be disappointed but neither will they be surprised as a Winters male & Jones female get together to solve the mystery of the midnight crystal (on the famous dreamlight lamp). A new psi ability was revealed but those are becoming 'ho-hum' and I hope that the next Harmony universe story will get away from the power du jour meme. Merging the Arcane/Jones universe with the Harmony universe may do that and I thought the Sweetwater family of characters who appeared in Ghost Hunters 6 worked well.
All in all, the plot of the Midnight Chrystal suffers a little more than usual from staleness & predictability. The humor &/or quirkiness that usually characterizes the Harmony universe stories fell flat (or was missing) this time around. Some Frequency city characters make cameo appearances here and I still remember how amused I was by Vince the dust bunny who...
Look, I've been a huge fan of JAK for years. I purchase all her books without hesitation. Both the Harmony and Arcane Society series have been interesting to follow and I suppose I was expecting quite a bit from Midnight Crystal. Sadly, it was a total disappointment. I just did not like Marlowe Jones! She resembles an archetypal Nora Roberts character--tough on the outside, boring on the inside. Where's the signature JAK charm Marlowe is also rather contradictory... she cynically boasts several times in the book about her easy sex life and yet she's searching for love? I'm confused.
As a finale to the trilogy, one would expect a rich plot full of suspense. Instead, it's contrived and well, quite dull.
For JAK fans, this book is still worth a flip. But please, lower your expectations. And go read the other Harmony books! After Dark, After Glow and Obsidian Prey are my faves! :)
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