Well written, excellent characters, interesting historical and cultural detail.
Barbara Hambly is an extremely gifted writer capable of writing atomospheric prose full of emotion and marvelously descriptive.
This is the 2nd book I have read by Barbara Hambley and I am going right back to get the next book in this series.
The author creates a detailed, authentic and colorful picture of New Orleans in the 1830's. The writing is vivid and vibrant, though the narrative is a bit slow at times.Published 1 month ago by Lulu168
great book. well researched, thrilling new arena for a detective story.Published 2 months ago by harry
This series is worth rereading periodically. Well plotted, well written, completely engaging, it insults no ones intelligence, and gives the reader a good, accurate look at the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Judith B. Kenessey
This is first in a series of beautifully detailed stories of Benjamin January, a free black man in early 19th century New Orleans. Read morePublished 3 months ago by bb-girl
I just started this, but my son read it first and really loved it. We are New Orleans-born Creoles, so he's very interested in the culture. He loved it.Published 3 months ago by KAT
The story is taut and gripping, the characters memorable, and the author has researched the culture and history of the times so well, that you feel you are there experiencing it... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Desert Red Hen
This book started out real slow for me. I did not start enjoying this book til about 40% through. Then it did have some interesting things to learn and I did start to like the main... Read morePublished 5 months ago by laurajeang