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A good follow-up to 'Sword in the Storm'
on 14 July 2010
As a writer of fantasy work, David Gemmell is certainly one of the best. His work is more subtle, there are no monsters, no demons, no elves, no goblins and no dragons, but what you do get is fantasy fiction based on historical fact. Gemmels characters are always well written and are always characters both complex and flawed with no direct difference between good and evil.
This second book od the Rigante series is based on the bastard son of Connavar named Bane. An outcast among the Rigante, Bane sets out on a journey to the City of Stone. Also, the story of Rigante's resistance against Stone continues as Connavar struggles to save the country and people he loves.
Midnight Falcon is not as good as 'The Sword in the Storm' and Gemmel misses out too much from the end of book one to the start of book 2. Connavars limited presence is also irratating for those that wished the series to coninue with Connavar as the lead character. Despite these minor disapointments, Midnight Falcon is still an enjoyable read.