It seemed like a great idea at the time… Aussie Dave Taylor has followed Nicholas Goring to England, and the lovers have become engaged. But now Dave has to cope with living in a mansion full of family and servants, making wedding plans, getting his head around visa applications, and wondering why on earth he’d ever want to wear a ‘mourning suit’. He’s not sure if it will prove any easier, but right now Dave would love to just skip ahead to the honeymoon…
Of Dreams and Ceremonies starts up right where Butterfly Hunter left off. There is a wedding to plan and visa concerns for David, because they want to live in Australia. I thought it was a good follow up to Butterfly Hunter, but it didn't wow me.
Dave and Nicholas have only been a couple for a few short weeks, but they seem like they have been together for forever and a day. They seem to almost be able to read each others minds and finish each others sentences. That kind of ties in to the mysticism a bit from book 1 with the two of them almost seeming to have been 'fated'.
But what I loved most about Butterfly Hunter seemed to be missing, here. There was little tension or conflict and the story felt a little too drawn out. The bit of mystery that was introduced during the honeymoon was ok, but it took over a bit too much for my tastes, though I did like the standing stones, as well as the corroboree later on.
So, while I liked Of Dreams and Ceremonies, I didn't love it and would put it at about 3 stars.
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