on 25 November 2005
An excellent novel, from an all round excellent trilogy
Thomas Reid, has used just the right amount of magic and monsters to ensure a good (forgotten realms style) story, with plenty of twists and turns, and City of Arrabar political intrigue, whilst not being overly dependant on magic for the plot
This trilogy is similar to the sembia series, and I look forward to some future stories, (long lost family members could be a great addition, but not entirely needed) The story in this particular novel (part 3) does leave plenty of scope for future installments, whilst rounding off this series nicely.
The whole trilogy was very cleverly put together
on 16 February 2011
It took me some few years to get round to reading this final part but that was a mistake because it is closely linked to part 2, unlike parts 1 and 2 which can be read separately.
In fact in part 2 a series of traps are set up to remove the Matrells and their allies and this final part is about how they attempt to escape those traps and return the realm to normal.
There are some good ideas in here and some great actions scenes with excellent villains and fiendish plots particularly towards the end. Just make sure you read this and part 2 back to back otherwise you may get lost - there is a lot of references back to previous events.
on 26 August 2005
This is the third part in the 'Scions of Arrabar' series set in the Forgotten Realms.
With many trilogies there is a tendency to hurry through the events in the last book to provide a neat conclusion and to ensure no loose ends.
I was however pleasantly surprised that the story was not too rushed. Also it is nice to see that there is the potential for another few books in the series, since not everything was completely 'wrapped up'
Although not the strongest book in the trilogy, it is still an enjoyable read.
on 22 March 2006
This, the third book in the Scions of Arrabar, was a good book to enjoy on a long flight from Beijing. The characters were well done, but not complete. Maybe it was just me. oVer all, liked it and would recommend it.