3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A breath of fresh air into the sometimes-stale Fantasy realm,
By A Customer
This review is from: Owlknight (Paperback)
Owlknight is the end of the Owl series where Darian, a young Valdemaran who was adopted by the Taleydras (Hawkbrothers) has to deal with the pressures of being a adult. Darian Firkin's third adventure is well worth a read. This Trilogy does not follow the usual formulaic Fantasy plot of 'saving the World from ultimate doom'. The plot of this trilogy is carried only by strong characterisation and their eventual growth and development. If you read all three books in the Darian's Tale in the correct sequence you will see what I mean. In this trilogy Misty Lackey and Larry Dixon haven chosen to avoid your typical royal politics and court intrigues, and I found this a breath of fresh air into the sometimes-stale Fantasy realm. Darian's slow maturation in the course of three novels from an obnoxious teenager in 'Owlflight' to the heroic adult in 'Owlknight' is a pleasure to read.