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5.0 out of 5 stars
Only one review?, 15 Jun 2002
I just thought I would say a few words to balance out the fact that there is only one review for this excellent and, in my opinion, best of all the Gemmell books. Next to Waylander, Jon Shannow is my favourite of all Gemmell's characters and this, his secound adventure, is by far his greatest. Wolf in Shadow was good, but always seemed a bit uneven, a bit strung out without any tight plotting. Bloodstone was easily the worst of the three, Gemmell resorting way too heavily on his love of multi-dimensions almost to the point of farce. But this book is bang on, with not only excitement and mystery, but some genuine moments of heartbreaking humanity. The ending is perfect and should have been left as the true ending to the Shannow saga. In my opinion, Gemmell's books have all followed the law of diminshing returns since this, the pinacle of his talent.