Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Luck in the Shadows

Luck in the Shadows
Title: Luck in the Shadows
Author: Lynn Flewelling
Series: Nightrunner
Rating: 4/5 stars

The novel opens with Alec of Kerry locked in a dungeon and being tortured for information. Though Alec is innocent of being a spy, his captors will not believe him. After a couple days of torture, a young bard is captured and thrown into the dungeon with him.

The young bard turns out to be Seregil, a spy and thief of sorts who helps Alec escape from the dungeon. Freed from captivity, the two steal a horse and try and get as far away as possible. While on their journey, Seregil offers Alec and opportunity - become his apprentice.

The novel was excellently written. The characters were both well rounded and deep. The plot kept me interested and had a few surprise twists in it.

It's a long novel, and I found myself wondering if it would ever end. Yet when I reached the end, I wanted more. Flewelling really grips you with her writing and leaves you wanting more.

Filled with secrets, thieves and treachery, this is a book I'd recommend to any fantasy fans. The novel isn't really YA, nor is it adult fiction, so it can work for both age groups.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ralph,
    I got here after meandering my way over from Nanowrimo. I'm putting together an article on National Novel Writing Month for The Sun News and I'm hoping to talk to people in the Myrtle Beach area who've succeeded in the past. I've crashed and burned three times when I've tried, and I'd be interested to talk to somebody who's figured out what it takes to stick it out till the end. If you're willing to be in the paper, please give me a call or e-mail and we can set up a time to chat a bit about writing and the month.
    Dan Golden
    Copy desk chief
    The Sun News