Top positive review
Very good. Not quite brilliant
on 3 October 2013
I enjoyed all three of the Paul Carpenter books and enjoy Tom Holt as an author. I've just finished reading this in the order of the stories but read it once before as a stand alone story. I actually enjoyed it more the first time round. I think, although it was still a thoroughly enjoyable book, it just isn't as good as the other two. Holt tries to tie together everything from the series in this book and sometimes perhaps gets lost in his own cleverness and makes for quite a difficult story to follow.
Having said all that, I would have no hesitations recommending the whole Paul Carpenter series, just make sure you are wearing your thinking cap!