SHADOWS NOT SUN
From Rachel Walker's review of Never End [there isn't a review of Sun and Shadow on Amazon.co.uk]
Indeed I did - for despite the flaws rectified on this showing, Never End is passionless. And that's its main problem. And it's a big one. The book is dark, but cold, and the writing isn't alive. It's almost exemplary in everything but this most intangible, but crucial of ways. There's little fire in the prose or the plot, and that's why this novel is a lot harder to truly enjoy than it should be. I can forgive almost everything - as I do the plotting flaws in the first novel - except the absence of that vital spark.
I think Rachel has pin pointed succintly why I did not enjoy Sun and Shadow.