THE PROBLEM WITH PROMISES really starts to open up the Mystwalker world. We find out more about the fae, we meet some witches and other shifters, and Hedi and Trowbridge have to deal with some serious were politics. An action packed third installment in the series, THE PROBLEM WITH PROMISES never seems to let up, constantly hitting the reader with revelations, fights or dramatic decisions. You definitely don’t have to worry about being bored with this one.
Author: Leigh Evans
One of the more unique things about the Mystwalker series is Leigh Evans writing style which is part stream of consciousness, part lyrical. On the plus side, it gives readers almost unparalleled access to Heidi’s mind and thoughts. On the down side, Heidi’s mind is often a pretty chaotic place. In the opening chapters, Heidi’s voice tends to ramble a bit and it contributed to a slow start similar to the debut. Once the action started, however, the pace jumped into hyperdrive for the remainder of THE THING ABOUT WERES.
THE TROUBLE WITH FATE sort of snuck up on me with how good it was. The cover didn’t wow me, and the first couple chapters are decidedly slow and tedious. But, after the underwhelming start, this story–and more importantly the characters–completely won me over and made the first book in the Mystwalker series one of my favorite urban fantasy titles of the year.