Sunday, 8 December 2013

FANTASY REVIEW: Gravedigger Chronicles 2: The Art of Hunting - Alan Campbell

Release Date: 21/11/13
Publisher:  Tor


With the Haurstaf decimated, the Unmer have seized the palace at Awl. The Unmer Prince Paulus Marquetta discovers an ally in the blind girl Ianthe, albeit a dangerous one. She has the power to destroy his mind with a single thought. But Ianthe's friendship with the Unmer has made her dangerous enemies. The exiled Unmer lord, Argusto Conquillas is determined to challenge the prince and his followers -- and kill anyone who gets in his way. When the disgraced Gravedigger soldier Granger learns of his daughter's danger, he must use every scrap of his cunning to protect her. Even that may not be enough as the Unmer, in their quest to unlock the secrets of the universe, have made a bargain with a god ...a deal that threatens to destroy the world.


The second book in the Gravedigger Chronicles (with the first being Sea of Ghosts) and to be honest I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to get as its been a while since I read the original. What happens within is a story that continues to expand the world created in the original with cracking characters and some wonderful twists that will keep you glued from one page to another.

Add to this some great prose that works wonderfully alongside some wonderful turns of phrase all round made this a book that I had a hard time putting down. Thank you Alan for a wonderful read and I know who to blame for a sleepless night now. LOL

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