Saturday, June 02, 2007
Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone
Since I've gotten much deeper into The Blood Knight, I should say that this series will almost certainly be declared the best epic/high fantasy series of the modern era. Who will declare this? Well, mostly just me but that's all that really counts anyway. After the first two books set up the world and its many characters, this one delves into some of the history that was hinted at. We also get an explanation of what is going on behind the scenes without actually finding out who the hidden hand is. Anne Dare is becoming the queen she will need to be. Aspar White is tracking down his wife's killer. Stephen Darige, of the Cape Chavel Dariges, has not died but instead become a central character if not the central character. It's all really good stuff.