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Horns of Ruin - the start of a journey or a one-off?,
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I very rarely write in these reviews in spite of being a prolific reader but felt thatthis book stood out from a lot of the "stock" fiction I've read in recent years. If you like this type of fiction then this is a great book. It is faintly reminiscent of some of the early David Gemmell and/or David Eddings books in its chracterisation. The setting is rather more "fantasy noire" (if there is such a thing) than steampunk. In fact, I think a hard core steampunk fan would be a bit disappointed. A hardcore fantasy fan on the other hand would probably be plasantly surprised. However, that is more about classification than content - the content is great, the heroine is great and the setting is great. A book that I read in two sittings - one taking me into the early hours. The ending is a bit ambiguous - the reader is left to work out for themselves the direction of the journey that the heroine is about to embark on and I suspect that there could be as many directions as there are readers - and I'm kind of hoping that this is deliberate and is the set-up for a sequel.