Tuesday, 24 February 2015

FANTASY REVIEW: Shadowdance 5: A Dance of Ghosts - David Dalglish

Release Date: 11/11/14
Publisher:  Orbit


IN A CITY KNOWN FOR DARKNESS, THE UNDERWORLD TREMBLES AT THE RISE OF THE SUN...A night of fire and blood heralds Muzien the Darkhand's arrival to the beleaguered city of Veldaren. With him comes the might of the Sun Guild, eager to spread their criminal empire to the east. Left blind and vulnerable after being attacked by the Widow, Alyssa Gemcroft struggles to hold together the remnants of the Trifect as the Sun Guild's arrival threatens to shatter whatever future her son might have left. Veldaren's only hope is in the Watcher, but Haern is no longer there. With his father, Thren Felhorn, he is traveling to the Stronghold, an ancient bastion of the dark paladins of Karak. Will they find the answers they seek? Or will the Stronghold be their final destination? Killer or savior; the line can no longer remain blurred. Fantasy author David Dalglish continues his tale of retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for ultimate power in this never-before-released novel in the Shadowdance series following A Dance of Mirrors.


OK, so you want hardcore action in a fantasy world, you want a lead character that you love to spend time with and of course you want a tale that gives you an arc that allows you to sink your teeth into. So what are you going to do? Well if you’re like me, you’ll pick up the latest instalment in David’s series to ease that need within you.

As you’d expect with such a deliciously dark character events can often turn a multitude of ways for the reader so you’re kept guessing as to what will occur, which when blended with such a dark arc all round generates something deeply satisfying by its conclusion. All round a great read and one that will keep me wanting more.

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