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What a wonderful accomplishment this novel is! Aside from being a fantastic read, it is also an incredible sequel to Sword in the Storm.
Midnight Falcon takes place years after Connavar and his armies have defeated the Army of Stone. Connavar is King of the Rigante tribes, and there is an uneasy peace. This is the story of his bastard son, the aptly named Bane. It is a coming-of-age tale, told as Bane and his sole friend, Banouin, mature. The two of them travel across the sea to the land of the Stone. Here, each hopes to be accepted -- Bane as a gladiator and Banouin as a warrior.
This is a typical Gemmell novel, full of diverse complicated characters. Perhaps the easiest character to like is Rage, an aging gladiator who can kill in seconds. The fighters live in an intensely vivid world where there is very little black and white...just varying shades of gray. (Lisa Echenthal)