Post by cauldronbrewer on Aug 19, 2012 11:56:22 GMT
Dracula's Gold doesn't match the lurid peaks of the first three volumes in the series, though it's still a fun read. Harmon isn't as obnoxious as usual; in fact, he's largely on the sidelines throughout the story. After an early appearance, Drac himself stays offstage for a large chunk of the book as well. When he finally appears, however, he's in fine form. His best touch: the human-scarecrow punishment he inflicts on one of the villains who dared to invade his treasure chamber.
At this point in the series, a bit of predictability has set in: there's not enough sense of danger, as the reader knows that mere-mortal bad guys will be no match for Drac, Cam, and company. I'm hoping that Lory brings in a more powerful antagonist for the next installment.