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Dark and twisted, filled with unique characters!
Series: None, Illustrated Novella
Setting: Duskland and Human Realm
Mature Themes: Blood, Dark Imagery
Recommendation: Finishing up at under two-hundred pages, The Night of Elisa is an enjoyable quick read that transports the reader into the world of Gothic intrigue and excitement. It's highly addictive, immerse and a beautifully illustrated journey.
The construction of this novella was interesting to me, Elisa, the main character was rather boring and blank. This didn't feel like a negative thing though, in fact quite the opposite. Elisa felt like a clean white canvas for me, the reader, to project my feelings and emotions on to in response to the situations around her. In a novella of this length, this is a great addition and helped me feel more connected to the wide variety of other characters supporting the plot.
Throughout the story, Elisa finds herself in a variety of locations and worlds and when they are explained there is a descriptive difference beautifully crafted to alert the reader to where they are. Simple touches of the setting are described to create a rich feeling environment, and weather conditions are used to enhance the overall mood of a scene.