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Keyes is among authors like George R.R. Martin whose work is reinvigorating the often tired genre of high fantasy with rich, dark, and mature storytelling. His characters are vibrant and range far beyond Dungeons & Dragons cliché. He places these starkly drawn men and women into a world built upon a squirming foundation of myth, legend, prophecy, and folklore, which, to their own peril, they are only beginning to understand. --Jeremy Pugh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The pace was fast and the author spent very little time with fluff (I really like that).
I absolutely devoured this series, and I highly recommend it for fantasy fans, mythology fans, and anyone who enjoys a well-written well crafted book.
His characters read like real people, his politics are as engaging as his action, which is very, very engaging.
... usually book 2 in a fantasy series falls bit flat, not the case here. I thought some serious shark jumping was about to go down when the composer and windmill stuff was... Read morePublished 1 day ago by DT Andersen
It kept getting better and better with lots of wow page turning anticipation of the next plot twist.Published 8 months ago by Kay T
If the first book caught your interest, then it will be worth it to keep going. I enjoyed this series.Published 13 months ago by Mach Rounds
I was completely sucked into this fantasy world and loved it! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in reading fantasy.Published 13 months ago by Patra
While this book wasn't as good as the Briar King, I still really enjoyed it and actually read it faster than I did the Briar King. Read morePublished 13 months ago by elweiss
hoping to get a Game of Thrones fix... meh... like really bad weed...its good enough for government work i suppose.Published 14 months ago by Crnbred
It was a really good book. I liked the magic and betrayal. I really like how he brought all the characters together together at the end to fight the enemy. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Morgan
This is a great continuation of the series and I could not put it down once I started reading it.Published 19 months ago by John Bojonny
The potential of the story has been totally ruin at this point in this series. I made no connection with none of the main character except cazio. Even he was a character. Read morePublished on August 25, 2012 by I. Wong