Hounds of Lurve,
This review is from: The Hounds of Avalon: The Dark Age 3 (Gollancz S.F.) (Paperback)
This pacey and action packed fantasy novel is part of series (something that could be made clearer on its cover) set in a post modern Britain, where gods and monsters from Celtic myth menace the remnants of humanity.
The setting is definately strong enough to support a number of books and is an interesting backdrop for the story in this volume.
Characters are well established and generally sympathetic. The amorphous "non existence" the heroes team up to fight is a rather uninspiring villain , but many of the human cast members are scheming and self serving enough to be interesting opponents for the main characters.
The single sex scene, where a man is forced to make love to a beautiful woman to power up a magic spell is rather unfortunate.
Best episode for me features Staffordshire's National Trust stately pile of Shugborough Hall as a gateway to the Otherworld. Good fun.