This week I read Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater. It was the second book about faeries, taking place over samhain (the origins or our halloween) instead of the Summer solstice. So the fey were out and about in all their vicious glory. It took me awhile to get into this book because the author switched viewpoint characters from the girl to the guy (real boy not the faery assasin) but once I got used to the voice I enjoyed it. The main guy fell in love with a mythological muse who wanted to make him the most powerful bagpipest in the universe in exchange for various years of his life. This book was fun and led up to quite a dramatic climax. However, it was darker (festival of the dead and all) and it felt incomplete when I finished. As though there were supposed to be a third book but her publisher cut off her series and commanded her to write about love struck werewolves. Not that that would ever happen or anything. Do you think if I send angry e-mails demanding that she continue the series ( I mean she still has the winter solstice and spring equinox to cover) that she would abandon her werewolves and finish things off? What to do, what to do?
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