On the Horizon – under the whispering door (T.J. Klune)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . .

Title: under the whispering door

Author: T.J. Klune

Publisher: Macmillian-Tor/Forge

Publication Date: TODAY!! (hardback/ebook)

ISBN: 978-1250217349

Source: NetGalley

Under the Whispering Door

I expected to like this book a lot more than I did based on the premise of a man, Wallace, not understanding he is dead until the reaper comes to collect him.  I really enjoyed both the set up and the epilogue of this book.  The epilogue in particular made me teary.  That said, I found this book to have a slow pace and I really did not get enough depth about any of the characters outside of Wallace.  I thought the romance developed too quickly.  I did not like how Wallace’s journey ended and I hated both the Alan and Nancy subplots.  I did however love the tea shop, how the teas matched the taster, the dog, and the grandfather.  Basically this story felt too easy overall with not enough nuance or development.  It also had a lot of repetitive dialogue.  I can see how this would work for other readers even if this is not one I would reread or buy for others.  Arrrr!

So lastly . . .

Thank you Macmillian-Tor/Forge!

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the house in the cerulean sea (Captain’s Log – Fantasy)

10 thoughts on “On the Horizon – under the whispering door (T.J. Klune)

  1. And I just put this one on my Christmas wishlist (the family asked for it quite early this year, then again… we are still postponinging last year’s because Covid). And I thought I’d heard this had some good ace rep (though I may be completely mistaken about that). Did you read The house in the Cerulean Sea?

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    1. I did read The House in the Cerulean Sea. I loved the main character and the children in that one but didn’t love the romance or the plot. As for ace rep, I feel I am not the best person to say if this book had it or not. I do hope ye get everything on yer list and that ye love all the books when ye get to them.
      x The Captain

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    1. Now that I have had more time to think about it, I think Klune’s overall style is just not for me. I don’t think I would pick up any more of his work because the two I have read had the same flaws that somewhat spoil the premise for me. I end up being disappointed even if there are lovely parts too. I would certainly be interested in hearing yer opinion of this one as most of the crew be super fans of his style.
      x The Captain


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