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The Sterkharms Ride Again...,
This review is from: A Sterkarm Kiss (Hardcover)
I wondered how Susan Price would manage to come up with a sequel to The Sterkham Handshake. The ending had seemed pretty final. But she has done it with an idea which once again is original and grips the imagination from the outset.
Andrea is again in Sterkharm country but this time at a slightly different time. The Sterkhams are all there but a bit diffferent, they don't know her and she has to rebuild her relationships all over again. Hard work when the shorthand you thought you had with people is not there. Add that to their innate suspicion of "other" and you know the story is going to be as unpredictable as the Sterkharms.
The new book is definitely on a par with the first one, some of the twists and turns of the plot are breathtaking. The world that has been imagined here is a very real one where people are very human, I sat there willing Andrea on, while knowing that good doesn't necessarily win in the world of the reivers...
My only complaint is that we will now have to wait a while for a third volume. There will be one won't there ??