The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium Series, Book 4) by David Lagercrantz The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Bromkvist are back in book #4 of Stieg Larson's epic series. Learn more | See the Millennium Series
There is only one truth Gorel of Goliris—gunslinger, addict, touched by the Black Kiss—is interested in: finding a way back home, to the great empire from which he had been stolen as a child and from which he had been flung, by sorcery, far across the World. It started out simple: get to Falang-Et, find the mirror, find what truth it may hold. But nothing is simple for Gorel of Goliris...
When Gorel forms an uneasy alliance—and ménage à trois—with an Avian spy and a half-Merlangai thief, things only start to get complicated. Add a murdered merchant, the deadly Mothers of the House of Jade, the rivalry of gods and the machinations of a rising Dark Lord bent on conquest, and things start to get out of hand. Only one thing’s for sure: by the time this is over, there will be blood.
I was left profoundly underwhelmed by this one. That isn't to say it is without merit, far from it. There are some pretty interesting ideas here most notably a take in the Princess and the Frog story. My problem is it lacks substance. Even allowing for the fact that is it a novella, nothing seems to be fleshed out, it really feels more like an outline to a longer piece than a real story in its own right. So on the whole I can't recommend it.