Top positive review
Abnett does it again.
on 18 June 2010
I was hooked on the Ghosts books from the founding and the series has never failed to deliver.
I find a lot of books predictable in that you know who will die and who won't but with the Gaunt series no-one is safe. I always liked how you never know whats going to happen in these especially with the deaths of some of the more high profile members of the first and only like "try again" Bragg and Colm Corbec.
This one ties up a few loose ends for me about what happened to certain characters especially Agun Soric after he was taken to the black ships. It was nice to find out what happened.
The story itself was gripping and about half way through you didn't know if any of them would make it out alive. Gaunt himself seems to be blessed with the luck of the devil having survived what could have been his final book. I wonder how he'd cope without Ezrah now.
The only thing missing for me from the Ghosts books is a final conclusion from Armour of Contempt. I really want to know whats happening with Mkvenner.
But on topic this book delivers an awesome atmosphere and a feeling of despair and isolation for the ghosts. One stand out point for me was the taost Larkin and Rawne shared. 2 characters who hardly communicate, as 2 of the few remaining Tanith born, have a drink together in what they believe could be their final days.
To any fan of the ghosts i'd deffinately read this and if you havent read any of this series i'd advise picking them up.