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Completion of Shadow Harold's tale, or is it?,
This review is from: Shadow Blizzard (The Chronicles of Siala) (Paperback)
I've been waiting for this book to come out since I first read the first book of the trilogy Shadow Prowler and then last year read the second book. It's felt like a long wait as I loved the first two books. I read it all in a weekend as I didn't want to put the book down. I've been careful not to fall in love with the characters too much as the bodycount in these books has been quite high and the third book continues with that. I enjoyed the descriptions of the Forest and also loved the detail of Shadow Harold's journey through Hadr Spein with all the right ingredients for a thief to deal with such as traps and poisons. Will he retrieve the Rainbow Horn? What treachery will he have to deal with?
If you enjoy fantasy then this is the trilogy for you. There is something unusual about Pehov's writing, and not just because it has been translated. There is a quirkiness to his world and characters that I enjoyed, in particular Kli-Kli the goblin. Pehov is not Tolkien (who gets 5 stars) but I still have been able to read these books several times over and no doubt will read the trilogy all the way through again.