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Posted June 19, 2012
From the moment you finish the first chapter, you realize that this book is going to be superior to its predecessor. In Red Sky at Dawn, author D. A. Adams shows dramatic growth, not only as a writer, but as a storyteller. The pacing and arrangement of the novel is top notch! As an example, the massive, dramatic battle scene expected at the end of any fantasy story is actually near the center of this book. That doesn't mean, though, that the remainder of the novel is boring in any way! The action just takes on a more personal note as the characters part ways toward what they believe to be different ends of the journey. As with the previous novel, my favorite characters are Crushaw (a.k.a. Evil Blade) and Molgheon. However, this time, I found myself being more concerned with the main hero - dwarf heir Roskin - than I was at any point during The Brotherhood of Dwarves. Of course, I believe that this gradual attraction to the hero is exactly as Adams intends. My favorite new character is Suvene, an orc through whom the reader gets a whole new perspective on the story unfolding. One word of caution, though. This is book two in a five-part series, so you are definitely in for a cliffhanger at the end! But, it surely raises anticipation for book three!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 26, 2012
I liked the first book of this series but the second is much better. The story is a bit more "fleshed out" and the author seems more comfortable with his characters. I read the book in just a few days and I think the story could be bigger and broader. Orcs, elves, and dwarves are not new to fantasy but I think the author has brought a new perspective to the genre.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.