|I just love Sam Bowrings prose. He has a talent rarely
found among fantasy authors for coming up with amazing new environments and describing
them so evocatively that one can readily imagine actually being there. He devises novel
and interesting monsters I just loved the insane dragon. And his plotting
isnt bad either. The middle book of any trilogy is usually the weak one, but
theres no sign of weakness in Destinys Rift. In many
ways this is a stronger novel than the first one, no extended dream sequence for starters.
And its all here
romance, magic, quest and battle, all the classic elements,
but brewed up in new and interesting ways. Our heroes of Light and Shadow get to meet,
under somewhat dubious circumstances, and then are forced go their separate ways. Lots of
ordinary people, on both sides, get dead. Our Lord of Shadow shows he has a rather
unpleasant ruthless side. Our Lord of Light seems just a bit dense. And meanwhile,
quietly, the forces of neutrality are starting to build
Im definitely looking
forward to the conclusion of this one.