Jeffe Kennedy
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First Cup of Coffee – December 11, 2018

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8 responses to “First Cup of Coffee – December 11, 2018”

  1. Evergreen says:

    So, having just finished Dragons of Summer … The ending is like delicious torment. And we haven’t even gotten to read the third Dasnarian book yet! Argh! Also, talk about a cliffhanger? And we still don’t even know who the next book will be about… I really just came here to praise/complain about the ending, and then thought it was funny that you were talking about endings already 😉

    • Heh. So, does what I *said* about endings mesh with what I did with the ending? And it’s not a cliffhanger! It’s … open ended. O:-)
      I can tell you, though, that planning where each of these threads would weave in and halt according to release date – which is NOT the order I wrote them in – proved to be a real challenge!

  2. library addict says:

    I have had plenty of experiences with both. Unfair or not, if the ending wows it does leave me with a more positive feeling about a book. Whereas if I am enjoying a book and the ending tanks it leaves a negative feeling. Depending upon my familiarity with the author I may still consider the book a keeper, albeit a somewhat disappointing one. A poor ending may leave me more reluctant to try a new-to-me author again.

    I admit I was really happy to get more “closure” with both The Snows of Windroven and The Dragons of Summer. I think Amelia & Ash really needed it. Not that everything needs to be perfectly spelled out or tied up in a neat bow. There was just a slight sense of “unfinishedness” at the end of The Tears of the Rose that wasn’t address in the final book of the trilogy.

    And while Ursula & Harlan’s HEA was never in doubt, there were lingering questions due to the political upheaval in the overarching story. So it was nice to have a few of those concerns addressed in their novella. But I am biased as they are my favorites, so I would read whatever you wanted to write about them.

    Whereas since we see a lot of Andi & Rayfe in the later books I never felt there were unresolved issues either in their personal relationship or as things related to their rule that needed closure as there were for her sisters’ stories.

    But I read the first three books fairly close together, so people who read them all as they released with the wait time between books may see the situation differently.

    • For some reason, I had to fish this comment out of spam. Sorry for the delay there – I only check the (copious) spam comments every few days.
      Interesting that you had the same experience with endings as I have. Fair or not, I think it’s a real phenomenon.
      Yeah… On The Tears of the Rose, I’m not sure what I was thinking, that I left their relationship so unresolved. I was still working the day job then and I think I might’ve been burning the candle at both ends, as it were 🙂
      I love that you love Ursula and Harlan!

  3. Evergreen says:

    It’s a “I want to see that happen! Now!” I mean, we know Jenna is alive, obviously, but not what she’s been doing for last X years. The Harlan/Ursula stuff was your nice happy ending though, very satisfying. The other thing was just such a TEASE.

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