Top critical review
It is getting there...
on 25 August 2008
In my opition, the best thing about the 2nd book is the limited appearance of Dill!. I found Iron Angel better than Scar Night because the author finally decided to include some action rather than fill pages with endless descriptions of everything.
Some interesting characters make an entrance, such as John Anchor, Alice Harper and Hasp, which was a pleasant surprise, as in the 1st book the only ones that got my attention were Rachel Hael and Cardinal. I simply did not care about the rest of them.
One thing that annoys me is the way "Gods" are basically nothing more than strong humans with wings. It just doesn't correspond to all their past deeds, the worlds they are supposed to have created, etc.
Overall, the book is quite nice and Campbell's world is now becoming more complete and convincing.