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Engrossing and intriguing, Wurts continues to shine.
on 3 December 2004
The seventh volume of Janny Wurts' gripping Wars of Light and Shadow series (and penultimate in the Alliance of Light story arc) is an engrossing and captivating novel of twists and turns of confrontations and returnings as the characters deal with the aftermath of Arithon's flight across Daon Ramon Barren in the previous novel Peril's Gate. Wurts is at her emotionally lacerating best in the heart rending return of Braggen to the clan home in Halythwood and especially the long awaited re-union of Arithon and Elaira.
Traitor's Knot has the curiously ironical feature of Arithon and Lysaer effectively working towards the same end. The apparently contradictory oaths of Sulfin Evend, who plays a very welcome larger part, and his part in Lysaer's retrieval from enslavement add spice to the "Light" side of this story.
Traitor's Knot is an exciting, thought provoking tome in this magnificent and very under-rated series. Wurts has expertly arranged the characters in her world for the exhilarating finale of this arc in Stormed Fortress. A must read.