A long-time fan of Dragonlance, I relished the thought of getting to grip with the more sinister side of the saga, and it doesn't come much more sinister than Soth. 'Spectre of the Black Rose' remains true to the imposing, horrifying image set by Weis and Hickman in the Dragonlance Chronicles, but at the same time adds depth and character beyond the 'knight from beyond the grave' idea.
Soth's power is brought to the fore on many occasions as he destroys those sent against him, but in the end--as before--his passions bring him down. The ending scenario is brilliantly written, and the multiple threads weaving through the story tie together nicely.
All in all, an excellent book I'd recommend to anyone.