When the last Raven was complete i thought it was the end of an era, where would, where could James go next?
Don't get me wrong he is no one trick pony, his Du-ology Cry of the New Born and shout for the dead are brilliant. But while more accomplished technically as pieces of writing, they lacked the heart and soul of the Raven.
Once walked with Gods is a return to that passion, this is obviously where James love of writing comes to the fore, this isn't a Job for him its a passion, and it comes across in every word, paragraph, page and chapter.
If you love fantasy buy the book, if you love Fiction then try the book. This isn't little twee elves in the woods, this isn't mysticism and confusingly named fantasy, this is Blood battle, politics, betrayal and conflict on an epic scale. and not to be missed at all.
Having read this back in May im already desperate for the next book and its all the longer to wait for having read it so early...so i hope your getting on with it James