Página inicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquise No Site
Este site usa cookies para fornecer nossos serviços, melhorar o desempenho, para análises e (se não estiver conectado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing, você reconhece que leu e entendeu nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade . Seu uso do site e dos serviços está sujeito a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados do Google Livros

Clique em uma foto para ir ao Google Livros

Shadows in the Darkness (Changeling) de…
Carregando...

Shadows in the Darkness (Changeling)

de Elaine Cunningham

MembrosResenhasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaMenções
215599,007 (3.65)9
Gwen "GiGi" Gelman, a ten year veteran of the Providence, Rhode Island vice squad, finds herself unemployed after being blamed for a routine bust that turned into a bloodbath. GiGi is used to being on her own, though, and with the help of a DA who owes her, she's scraped together enough capital to start her own PI business, specializing in"family problems"-in particular runaways who have disappeared into Providence's seamy underside. With a few custodian kidnapping cases under her belt, as well as a case against a Catholic school teacher/molester, GiGi is doing well for herself --until she takes on the case of a fourteen year old runaway who may or may not have been kidnapped. As GiGi investigates, she accidentally opens the door to her own mystical past. Now long-hidden family ties threaten her, and the secret of her identity unlocks a conspiracy that reveals the forces of darkness that play in the shadows... Forces that intend to be the masters of all mortal life.… (mais)
Membro:Akatari
Título:Shadows in the Darkness (Changeling)
Autores:Elaine Cunningham
Informação:Tor Books, Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Coleções:Sua biblioteca
Avaliação:****1/2
Etiquetas:adventure/mystery, romance, adventure/mystery: contemporary, romance: adventure/mystery, romance: contemporary, fantasy, fantasy: contemporary, fantasy: romance

Detalhes da Obra

Shadows in the Darkness de Elaine Cunningham

Carregando...

Registre-se no LibraryThing tpara descobrir se gostará deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

» Veja também 9 menções

Exibindo 5 de 5
These books are set in Providence, RI, and it's obvious the author knows the area. She mentioned so many places I've been and things I've done and none of it rang false.

Gwen is a fun character to spend time with. She could have descended into angst and woe and has good reason to do so (like so many male protagonists in her situation) but she doesn't. That isn't in her. Gwen's more a fighter. She values what and who she has in her life and doesn't waste a great deal of time worrying about might-have-beens. It's truly a refreshing change of pace in urban fantasy books. Something else refreshing is Gwen's love life and her attitude toward sex. She has it, a lot of it, with different partners, and that's just another facet of her life. No longing for her one true love, no guilt over being a sexually active woman, just Gwen living her life the way she wants to.

Gwen has some wonderful friends. Marcy, the lawyer, Trudy her partner (though I wouldn't exactly count Trudy as one of Gwen's friends), Frank the retired cop, and Sylvia her landlady who may or may not have earned her retirement money through the world's oldest profession. Then there are her new friends, Wallace "Earl" Edmondson and Ian Forest, both "Elders." Edmondson is less a friend than competition for Gwen's power and we're not at all sure what kind of friend Forest is, or even if he is at all.

I'm skimming over the plot because I don't want to spoil any of it. There are some painful moments in this book, some happy ones, and all in all I enjoyed it very much. ( )
  tldegray | Sep 21, 2018 |
Whizzed through this book. Great characters, fresh take on the elves thing, interesting mystery. Main shortcoming is that there were a lot of pieces left hanging loose. What did happen on the night GiGi's parents died? Why did her uncle kill his brother? Who killed Frank Cross? Who is Jason Cross for real? What is Ian Forrest really up to and why did he work for the Earl? Clearly some of this was meant to set up a sequel but some I think are just loose ends. I just saw that the the third book in the series (Changling) was not picked up by TOR so unless the second book answers a lot of questions, a lot will go hanging. Nevertheless I will definitely look for the sequel -- Shadows in the Starlight (?). ( )
  phyllis2779 | Jul 15, 2008 |
Well, I seem to have reviewed these in the wrong order. At any rate, I liked the first one (this one) more than the second, though both were quite good. Cunningham has an interesting twist on the whole changeling/elf thing that has seriously dark undertones (things elves meets the sopranos) and takes the reader on a hair-raising adventure right along with Gwen. In Shadows in the Darkness, we start out with a bust gone bad and Gwen ousted from the police force almost immediately...what's an out of work changeling (who doesn't know she is one) to do? Become a P.I. of course.

Gwen's character is established as quirky, tough as nails, provocative and without fear. She's determined to do the right thing even when it puts here in danger. As the story continues we are introduced to a series of additional quirky but endearing characters...including Gwen's land-lady who has a special past, her mentor and first partner (forced to retire because of his drinking), the spitfire nun with quite the mouth on her, and the list goes on...characters who are long time friends and brand new ones are introduced in rapid fire succession as the stories continues to build and build. We see Gwen through the death of two of her colleagues, the kidnapping of a child, the death of her partner and more. It's interesting to watch Gwen develop as the story goes on; she's one of the more entertaining characters I've read in a long time!

We're never really given all the keys to the kingdom (as far as solving the case and tying up loose ends) and neither is Gwen. Shadows in the Darkness ends in a somewhat predictable manner...but it's the building up of the story for what is to come that keeps that from dragging this book down to an annoying level. All I can say is, the third one better not take two years to be published! ( )
1 vote the_hag | Jan 23, 2008 |
One of the better examples of the urban fantasy genre; I felt there was a lot of material for a longer series (hopefully there will be more). ( )
  malcontentdiary | Nov 10, 2007 |
Good start. Very much like early Anita Blake. There's plot and sex, but much more of the former. Yay! ( )
  devi | Mar 4, 2006 |
Exibindo 5 de 5
sem resenhas | adicionar uma resenha

Pertence à série

Você deve entrar para editar os dados de Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Compartilhado.
Título canônico
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Lugares importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Eventos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Premiações
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Primeiras palavras
Citações
Últimas palavras
Aviso de desambiguação
Editores da Publicação
Autores Resenhistas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Idioma original
CDD/MDS canônico
Canonical LCC

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês

Nenhum(a)

Gwen "GiGi" Gelman, a ten year veteran of the Providence, Rhode Island vice squad, finds herself unemployed after being blamed for a routine bust that turned into a bloodbath. GiGi is used to being on her own, though, and with the help of a DA who owes her, she's scraped together enough capital to start her own PI business, specializing in"family problems"-in particular runaways who have disappeared into Providence's seamy underside. With a few custodian kidnapping cases under her belt, as well as a case against a Catholic school teacher/molester, GiGi is doing well for herself --until she takes on the case of a fourteen year old runaway who may or may not have been kidnapped. As GiGi investigates, she accidentally opens the door to her own mystical past. Now long-hidden family ties threaten her, and the secret of her identity unlocks a conspiracy that reveals the forces of darkness that play in the shadows... Forces that intend to be the masters of all mortal life.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo em haiku

Capas populares

Links rápidos

Avaliação

Média: (3.65)
0.5
1 1
1.5 1
2 2
2.5 2
3 6
3.5 10
4 20
4.5 1
5 6

É você?

Torne-se um autor do LibraryThing.

 

Sobre | Contato | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blog | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Históricas | Os primeiros revisores | Conhecimento Comum | 163,239,768 livros! | Barra superior: Sempre visível