Thursday, May 03, 2007
The Blood Knight of the Living Dead
The Blood Knight has started off exactly the way it should. The undead usurper Robert Dare assassinates one of the mid level characters in the prologue and Anne Dare starts Chapter One by staring dumbfounded at the blood of a dead man against the snow. My estimation of Greg Keyes is rising like a thing that rises a lot and gets higher up than anything. It is very likely that his series, The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, could surpass C.J. Cherryh's Fortress novels as the best modern high fantasy series. Anyone who cares to disagree with any of that may meet me on the town square, at dawn, with sword or pistol.