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Got me hooked on Gemmel.,
This review is from: Dark Moon (Paperback)
The three elder races were believed gone, but now one of them, a xenophobic warrior people has been reawakened. Standing between this enemy and the destruction of all mankind are three heroes; Karis, a warrior woman with a brilliant tactical mind, Duvodas, a pacifist and worker of magic and Tarantio, who harbours a demonic alter-ego named Dace.
The whole bloody thing to my mind! It's so easy to become bogged down in epic fantasy series' these days, so I was refreshed to find a stand-alone novel of such quality. Gemmell manages to describe the origins of the troubles, the war itself and the fates of the elder races whilst still maintaining the personal attatchment to the characters that is his trademark. For me, the book was truly made by the interaction of Tarantio and his dark side, Dace, as they both depend on one another for survival. Also, Karis was a nice change. She wasn't a cruel seductress but neither was she a love-struck moony-eye girly. A nice balance.
Because of being a single-volume, the book does sometimes brush over events instead of going into details, but I forgive it that fault.
Perfect for someone who want's to take a dip in a fantasy world without the danger of drowning.
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Initial post: 13 Apr 2012 22:13:32 BDT
great review. Just finished reading it and agree, the Tarantio-Dace inter-actions are great fun. Wish there were more of these 'brothers'. One David Gemell thing I'm noticing, is that every book so far has an
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