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10/05/2005 Entry: "Clare Dunkle's IN THE COILS OF THE SNAKE -- I hate, then reconsider (Preeti)"

In the Coils of the Snake

I'm annoyed that this book I've been looking forward to for a year didn't wow me. Clare Dunkle's IN THE COILS OF THE SNAKE started off great, but too much within me instinctively strains against Dunkle's society of elves and goblins in rural 19th century England. That, and the absence of a character as charismatic as Marak from THE HOLLOW KINGDOM didn't help. Oh, and the end seemed rushed. If I dwell too much on thi