3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Be prepared to be spellbound,
By A Customer
This review is from: A Fortress Of Grey Ice: Book 2 of the Sword of Shadows (Hardcover)
What a stunning read! J V Jones had surpassed her previous book, 'A cavern of black ice' in characterisation, plotting and description. I will admit that I was a bit worried that the constant changing of strands in the story would lead to confusion but I was soon absorbed in the experiences of all the characters. And there are many more to follow than in 'Cavern'.
The character development of both Raif and Ash as they mature and find their own path through the plot is facinating. Don't be put off by the long passages with little or no speach - Jones's power of description brings alive a world emerging from a harsh winter into a tentative spring and this makes the decisive action sequences more dramatic and, in some cases, shocking. Buy this book and prepare to be spellbound!
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