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This review is from: A Fortress Of Grey Ice: Book 2 of the Sword of Shadows (Hardcover)
J.V. Jones is a great "storyteller" in the best sense. She takes her time; builds character, setting and scene. If you have any sense, you don't fly through one of her books. Take your time and savor it and you will be amply rewarded.
I can almost imagine sitting around a nice fire listening, enthralled, to Ms Jones tell her stories. If you haven't read her before...do yourself a favor and do so.
Oh, another thing....unlike many fantacists, she does not rely on traditional dragons, magic, kings, queens, studly studs, voluptous maidens etc. Hers are, for the most part, common people in uncommon situations and, thank you God, they are not all such specimens of physical perfection they seem to good to trod the earth.