WOW! A fantasy novel that doesn't have a hooded mysterious fellow holding a sword. This is a great design and made me want to read the novel. And I have to say it lived up to the cover.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
It's always great when you're on holidays to dive into a book and get lost in it. Having just finished Ken Scholes's Lamentation I found myself in just that situation. I was flying through it at top speed needing to read just a little bit more before putting it down.
When the city of Windwir is destroyed in a fiery cataclysm the Named Lands are heading for war. Rudolfo, Lord of the Ninefold Forest Houses and Gypsy King, finds himself at the centre of events. Opposing him is Sethbert the Overseer of the Entrolusian City States who wants to control the Named Lands. Plots develop as nations are drawn into the growing conflict. Alliances develop and collapse and hidden schemes come to light.
It is hard to believe such a great novel is a debut. Written with the assured hand of a veteran writer Scholes takes the reader on an exciting ride full of political scheming and battles. Be prepared for plots within plots and grand schemes that have been developing for centuries. I'm really looking forward to the rest of this series. Well worth finding and reading.