3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A well plotted and thrilling story, Jarvis's finest.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Thomas (The Deptford Histories Book Three) (Paperback)I have read a great deal of Robin Jarivs's books and I think of those I have read this is his best, the only one that came near was The Oaken Throne. His technique of describing the struggle and triumph of good against the overwhelming power of evil always wins me. He makes a point of making the efforts of the good guys seem more and more futile right up until the last point, within both the books themselves and throughout the trilogies. In this book he has never excelled more at doing that.
What is more, he has a gift for using descriptive words that I have not yet seen equalled by any modern author. I find this makes his books an easy but fruitful read that I cannot put down and do not find any less thrilling the second time I read them. I think nowadays I am too old for such literature. But I think Robin Jarvis will be one of my favourite authors for always. This book best states the reason why.