I loved this prequel showing how Kai managed to run away from the North Estate, and his disappointment that Elliot didn’t join him. All while I was reading For Darkness Shows the Stars, I kept wondering, How did Kai make his fortune? What was he doing all those years out on the ocean? How did he meet the Innovation family and become such a brilliant mechanic/inventor? And this little story answers most of those questions.
For a novella, there is a really good story-arc, with some depth and complexity, but I wish there were more seafaring in the story. I’ve always loves Kai’s character, and seeing these experiences that made him so serious-minded helped me understand him better.
These are the books I read in November! Eleven books in eleven minutes- I tried to keep the video as short as possible, but I get excited talking about books!
Just because a book is mentioned here does NOT mean that I recommend it. Some of these were great, some not so good, and some I didn’t even finish b/c they were just that awful.
Books mentioned in order:
The Storm Before Atlanta- Karen Schwabach
The Writing Life- Annie Dillard
The CaseBook of Sherlock Holmes- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Young Joan- Barbara Dana
Eidi- Bodil Bredsdorff
Things Not Seen- Andrew Clements
Knit One, Kill Two- Maggie Sefton
The First Two Lives of Lukas Kasha- Lloyd Alexander
Shadow Bridge- Gregory Frost
For Darkness Shows the Stars- Diana Peterfreund
Same Kind of Different As Me- Ron Hall and Denver Moore