Title: Daron’s Guitar Chronicles Volume 8
Author: Cecilia Tan
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: November 10, 2015
Page Count: 258
Reviewed by: LenaLena
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
As the calendar moves from 1990 to 1991, Daron Marks is trying to stay true to his heart.
But life is tough when you’re a talented musician whose life is controlled by gigantic mega-corporations. Daron is trying hard not to think about that, though, when he invites Ziggy to spend Christmas with Daron’s chosen family: his mentor Remo and the guys from the band Nomad. Ziggy’s career is taking off at rocket speed; meanwhile Daron spends a few months living in New York City working with one of the music industry’s hottest producers and then takes a gig to hit the road with Nomad. Even with the industry pulling them in different directions, Daron and Ziggy’s paths keep crossing. Can they rebuild a relationship without music tying them together? And what is that mysterious song Daron keeps hearing on the radio?
There not much left to say after reviewing volume 1-4, 5, 6 and 7. We have arrived at volume 8 and we’re still going strong. The story is still compelling, still well written and Daron is still my brother from another mother. Volume 8 doesn’t deal as much with Daron and Ziggy as volume 7 (though more than volume 6). There are a few notable and exciting encounters, but they mostly seem to lay the groundwork for future development.
The main part of this book is about Daron’s professional development. He takes a gig with his old mentor’s band, which is something he’s dreamed about since he was a young teenager. Reality and dreams aren’t the same thing though… Like book six dealt with Daron’s relationship with Jonathan, this one is about Daron and Remo, with a generous sprinkle of musical highs and lows. It’s lovely, really. Maybe not quite as compelling as book 5 through 7, so to not get predictable, I’ll take off a half star for good measure, but honestly: if you have the patience to read something that doesn’t feed your need for instant gratification, you can’t go wrong with Daron.
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