|Beyond the Wall of Time is the final
book in Russell Kirkpatricks Husk trilogy and coincidentally concludes the story
begun in Across the Face of the World (two trilogies and five
books ago). For those who started the journey through Russells world of three
continents with that book this last instalment is a great and wonderful ending.
the Wall of Time the gods continue their attempts to come back from the other
side of the wall of time into the land of the living. To do this they wage war against the
band of travellers who, unwittingly at first, are standing in their way and then later are
blocking the gods every attempt.
Russell Kirkpatrick shows his strengths as an author, taking risks with his characters
that lesser lights in the world of fantasy books do not. Some of his characters are
injured, some die, and some find happiness, but all change and grow. And that changing and
growing keeps the book (and this series) from being yet another carbon sink to be stored
on the shelves as evidence of personal carbon sequestration.
I enjoyed Beyond the Wall of Time far more than I expected
and I had high expectations to begin with. Why cant other fantasy trilogies
be this much fun.