I recently finished this one, the sixth installment in Rachel Caine’s Weather Warden series.
I have to say I got a little bored with this one, but I’m willing to cut it a little slack. The previous book, Firestorm, took us right to the brink of the Apocalypse, and there really wasn’t much of anywhere to go from there. She spent the first five books telling us about the old order as she was thoroughly destroying that order, and at the end of book five, that order pretty much hits rock bottom.
So, where do you go from there?
I’d guess you start building the new order, and this book gives us a taste for that. Unfortunately, it spent too much time bringing us up to speed on what happened before through various flashbacks and the likes. I’ll grant you that the mechanism for the flashbacks was interesting, but it still felt a bit like one of those lame clip shows that seem to hit sit-coms around the fifth season.
There are three more books in there series, and I’ll probably read them, just to find out what happens to folks, but after this one, I’m almost wishing I could just get the Cliff Notes version. It’s not that it wasn’t well written. The writing was fine. The voice, the action, all of that good stuff… it’s all there. Rachel Caine knows what she’s doing. It’s just that I felt shortchanged by plot in this one.
My wife highly recommends her Morganville Vampires series, so it’s possible I’ll give those a visit before I return to the Weather Wardens, but I figure I’ll be back eventually.