So I just finished reading Child of Night by John French. Yuck. OK, I will put my hands up and admit that I read it in two parts and for the first part I was very tired, so possibly wasn't following it as well as I normally would. That aside, this short story came across as a mess. I totally lost interest in how it kept flicking between memories and time frames and I found myself skim reading it out of boredom. Then suddenly Sevatar appeared. I became quite angry. I love Sevatar. Had I missed anything important about Sevatar? I flicked back a few pages...no. Nothing interesting. Just a jumbled mess of an idea. The entire story can be ignored bar 2 pages involving Sevatar which essentially sum up anything interesting the story had to offer.
But, that said, the rest of the Silent War is rather enjoyable.
Did anyone else find that particular story to be lackluster, or was it purely down to my tiredness?