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In Libris Veritas

Death in the Shadows (In Darkness We Must Abide, #2) - Rhiannon Frater So with last week’s episode leaving off on a rather pivotal moment in the book i was quite eager to see what had become of Roman and his family. This episode relays heavily on Roman and his point of view, so we get to see things for a very different stand point. There might be some slight spoilers for those who haven’t read the first one…but I’ve tried to keep most of it ambiguous so that you can’t tell specifically who or what I’m referring to.I personally enjoy the fact that Frater is working from lore and adding that danger back into the creatures of the night. Its clear that Roman is working very hard to maintain his humanity but I like that it only takes a moment for it to disappear again. I love the concept of having someone’s state of mind determine how things like holy objects react to their presence, it’s a interesting little quirk. The fact that maintaining humanity is playing a big part in this reminds me a bit of Anne Rice’s Louie, who was always worried about going to far. I’m finding that I enjoying Vanora the most in this, she feels like an ‘old soul’ and while at times the high maturity of her is a bit odd I like that she isn’t a kid who’s going to scream at everything. She’s brave and not afraid to do what she needs to do in order to protect herself or her family.I will say that I’m a bit upset I”m not enjoying these as much as everyone else, it’s a bit odd to be only person below 4 stars on something. I honestly think it has to do with a pet peeve of mine coming into play, and that’s word repetition. I notice when words or names are being repeated a lot, and my eye will literally start twitching from it. I’m still super curious about how the family is going to work through their new situation and how they’ll manage on a more permanent basis.