The Road Not Taken
BY ROBERT FROST
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Close the drapes. Cue Chopin’s Funeral March. Kate and Curran have walked off the stage. This is the tenth and final (lip quiver) book in the Kate Daniels series. Witty repertoire eludes me. Bibliophiles understand that a series, especially a long-running series, can become a good friend. A friend we look forward to seeing. Find out what’s happening in their neck of the woods. We think of the storylines during
work house chores. We wonder about the characters. We consider what-ifs with alternate endings. Yes, the books can always be reread but we know – we know – that the run is over. Kate and Curran will not be sharing their lives with us anymore. It’s like saying goodbye 😒 and no one likes to do that. Alas, onward I will go (remember, the Andrews team is still writing)! I fall in book love a lot so there is hope for the future💙
Magic Triumphs brings everything fans crave in a finale; dramatic battle scenes, poetic moments of love and commitment, toddlers in rebellion, parent love-hate relationships, Hugh (he deserves an honorable mention), dragons, rabid baby dogs, shifter grumbles, crowded breakfast tables, dimensional distortion and front porch rocking. The ending is, well an ending, but it also is obviously the beginning of new things. I don’t know when, and I don’t want to spoil anything by mentioning the who’s who, but there are so many, many paths the author could lead us. I am very excited to see if it is a well-traveled road they’ll wonder or one I never considered…
*Note – I cannot sign off without disclosing my deep, deep disappointment in the lack of relationship enlightenment concerning a certain young couple… (consider me werebear growling while shoveling honey muffins in my face).
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