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OK, but not his best,
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This review is from: The Quest (Hardcover)
Unlike the best DeMille novels, this one isn't written in the first person and suffers from it. Character development is almost non-existent and the plot is a bit thin, although there is some genuinely good imagery, a sense of place and a real lurking menace (the obsidian monastery will stay with you). There's not enough of the usual humour.
To be fair, this was a very early DeMille novel, pulled out and refreshed, and this is why it's not up to his current standards. Compare it to Mayday, maybe, in which case it's superior.