Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Book Review: The Outcast by Louise Cooper



The Outcast

by Louise Cooper
Series: The Time Master Trilogy #2
Release date: 22th January 1992
Publisher: Audacious
Pages: 224 (harcover)
Third book: "The Master" 13th September 1993

Introduction from Goodreads:

Tarod alone knew the nature of the supernatural force locked within his soul-and he knew that it must be thwarted, no matter what the sacrifice. Denounced by his fellow adepts as a demon, betrayed even by those he loved, he had unleashed a power that twisted the fabric of time, to put himself beyond the reach of that monstrous force and avert the pandemonium that threatened the world. He thought that nothing could break through the barrier he had created. He was wrong...

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

This is the one. I've been in love with this book for years. Right now, if I could I would read it one more time. Unfortunately, it's in my house back in Spain so I'll have to wait until September... sigh...

Nevermind that, let me tell you about this book. I'll do my best to let any spoilers out, ok? So, in the last book Tarod is forced to stop time in order to evade his death in hands of the people he thought were his family, friends and love.
Feeling their betrayal break his heart he hides himself in this "space with no time" where he is unable to feel anything without his gem. And he is willing to stay there for all eternity, he just doesn't care about the world anymore.
But the gods of Chaos have different plans. Two strangers arrive to the Castle where he is: Cyllan, who he met before, and Drachea, the son of a High Margrave and a very annoying and spoiled boy. (Yes, I don't like him at all, but I'm sure that was the idea, hahaha).

The loyalty of Cyllan and her uninterested love breaks the walls that Tarod had created and now he wants to recover his soul to love her in a complete way. But getting his soul back means he has to break the spell and return to the moment he was going to die...

The develop of the story in just wonderful, Louise Cooper wrote an amazing story for this trilogy and I'd be first in line if someone decided to make a movie *crossing fingers and looking to the sides*. The book has a moral to teach -a really good one-, the love between Tarod and Cyllan is rather inspiring and the way Tarod struggles between what he thinks is the right thing to do and what his heart is trying to tell him is marvelous. The anxiety I felt reading this book was great -in a good way-, I smiled, I laughed, I cried and I even wanted to write to the author and tell her I was in love with her book (at that time my English was horrible so I didn't do it^^U). I can't really compare this book to help you get an idea of how good it is but if you like Dragonlance, Lord of the Rings this is the book for you. And even if you haven't read these books, give it a try, you won't be dissapointed, I promise.

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In Memorial Of Louise Cooper
I just discovered a really sad thing: looking out for more information of the book I realized that Louise Cooper died in 2009. I have no idea of how I didn't find that information before... For me it's a heartbreaking news. Maybe is a little to late but my best wishes to her husband Cas and all the people that loved her.
And Louise, wherever you are, you will always be one of my favorite authors of all time. I will keep reading your books until I'm to old to read and pass them to my children in the years to come so they will be inspired by the worlds you created.
Thanks for everything and rest in peace.