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Posted June 10, 2000
One of the greatest sequels ever written, answers many questions from all the previous Mithgarian novels in intriguing ways.
SWBF takes off fast; jumps backwards; then explodes into a wickedly paced story, which is hard to keep up with at times. It makes for a rushed reading, as you just can not read fast enough to satisfy your desire and curiosity for what comes next. SWBF is a truly wondrous piece of writing. The only downside (if one at all) is that you need to be up to date with all of your Mithgarian Lore -definitely not for a Mithgarian virgin. All prior Mithgar books are prerequisite to this reading. I myself find that I am now bound to reread a few tomes myself before a second read through of SWBF. Dennis, true to his word, has created a sequel to all of his previous Mithgarian works. Answers to most of the previously unanswered redes, foreshadowing, and to the stories left untold are contained within this volume ¿in addition to some answers and stories that you did not know needed answering. Many of the stories and answers are as you may have guessed, others will pleasantly surprise you and still a few others will shock you in their originality. While most of the questions and stories are tied up and answered in this book¿ there are still a few 'red slippers' left untold. New characters to become attached too, both good and evil, and old favorites to become reacquainted with one 'last' time (I sure hope not though.) Prepare to meet some extremely well thought out new characters and character development, which answers past questions in intriguing and inventive ways. Also, there is a trip back to many favorite settings (some seen in a new way), while visiting just as many new ones. The beginning creates intrigue about certain issues, which you can not rush ahead fast enough to discover the meaning of. The pace only increases the further you get into the book until coalescing into a fever-pitched grand finale. An absolutely great ending (? - I hope not!) to a fantastic series, superbly written one of the greatest sequels ever scribed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.