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Not up to Green's usual standards
on 16 July 2007
I'm normally a big fan of Green's books. The Deathstalker saga is fantastic, Shadow's Fall is supremely creative and his fantasy novels like the Hawk and Fisher titles are great page turners. On the surface, Drinking Midnight Wine has some of Green's trademarks, such as a reluctant hero, a cast of colourful characters and impending doom but it takes too long to get to the showdown and, when it does, it doesn't really amount to much. It's almost like Green got bored while writing it.
It does have some stand-out moments but, overall, if you expect it to be as good as Green's other books, you'll be disappointed.