The River of Souls (Matthew Corbett Book 5) Kindle Edition
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That said, the book once again drops Matthew in life-threatening circumstances that he escapes wounded and confused. The environment in this story....the river, swamp, and forest...are well drawn. Indeed, the river becomes a character, just as much as the humans. As with the earlier volumes, the evil characters are 110 percent evil, and the "good" folks are a real mix, many seeming quite eager to be carried into the ugliest of behaviors. A few new characters are well worth discovering, and will, I hope, be featured in future volumes.
Overall, the book is mostly satisfying, but relies several times on coincidences that seem far-fetched.
At the moment, I am trying to decide whether toured the next volume, as I have already been told that it, too, ends in a cliffhanger. There are so many complete tales to read that I am hesitant to start yet another designed to keep me breathlessly waiting to buy the next book.
January 17 to January 20, 2015
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This is the fifth offering for the Matthew Corbett Series. In a way this is a difficult book for me to review. I want to review it as a stand alone book, but I cannot help comparing it to the other Corbett stories. This book is shorter than the other books, thus the story is not as long and involved. I missed the longer more involved story while at the same time appreciated the story as it is. It was a good story with several new characters. A lot of character development. Good flowing from one scene to the next. It's a well thought out and written book.
I don't feel I'm spoiling any thing when I say that Matthew is back in South Carolina. He has agreed to take a young lady to a dance. From there the story really begins. Matthew uses his quick thinking to avoid a duel with the gun or sword. Interesting. It opens Matthew's eyes to something he does not realize.
Our protagonist in this book shows a lot of consideration for others. Few things interferes with his goal of bringing justice to a murder victim and her family. I'm not sure how he survives some of the things he does, but I'm glad he does.
I enjoyed the new character, Magnus Muldoon. A big burly fellow with a soft side. He wants to do the right thing. He and Matthew become good friends and I hope to see more of him in future novels.
The ending was unexpected and a good cliff-hanger leading into the next book. I look forward to reading what happens and how Mr. McCammon will write it. I hear book six will be released sometime this year.
A 5 star book that I recommend.
The part of the story that takes place on the titular river is truly brutal, exciting yet a helluva lot of fun. One part in particular will take Swan Song readers back to that chilling supermarket taken over by escaped mental patients. Awesome!
I really hope the next one is more epic in scope and maybe 3x as long, only because I enjoy the authors writing style and his stories so freaking much.
Pick it up for old and newcomers to the world of Mathew Corbett and pretty much any fan of historical / adventure fiction that doesn't shy away from the nasty stuff.
As with the best Robert McCammon novels, the words are not content to merely remain static on the page. No, they prefer to spin into images that stay with you long into the night. They carried me along so easily, I felt weightless.
As the River of Souls wound its way into the darkness, I followed it with a child-like anticipation. I couldn't help myself. I was mesmerized by its light.
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