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Another great book from Carol Berg
on 25 July 2003
"Song of the beast" is Ms. Berg's first novel since writing the brillant Rai-Kirah series and it lives up to the high standards set by Revealtion and co. "Song of the beast" is however by NO MEANS A FOLLOW-UP. It is set in a different world with a whole set of new characters and plots. The main protagonist is a man called Aidan and the book begins with him breaking out of prison. Although his past remains a mystery until a few chapters on, no patience is needed to read this book. The raw directness of the first person prose grabs you by the throat and drags you in.
There are some similarities between "Song of the beast" and "The Rai-kirah", as both revolve around a central character who has suffered persecution throuigh no fault of his own. There are however enough differences between the worlds, plots and characters of "Song of..." and "Rai-kirah" (i.e. the existance of dragons and lack of demons), to prevent "Song of..." from merely being a profitable rehash. Instead it comes across as exciting new read from this gem of a writer.