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Posted September 26, 2000
The character development was non-existent, and the story line was poor. I was half-way through the book before I could figure out what was supposed to be happening, and by then I didn't care.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 3, 2000
The final book in Charles Grant's millenium quartet is equally as enjoyable as the previous three (Symphony, Chariot & In The Mood). Grant's prose is rugged and his ability to establish setting and develop interesting characters is impressive. In this book (and in the entire series for that matter) he has found a perfect balance between plot and character. Grant doesn't spoon-feed his readers. There are some elements of this story left to your imagination. To some extent, you get to decide whether or not some of the events are supernatural, or the product of the character's imagination, or both. The horror in this book is subtle, there are few explicit or blood and guts passages. The author haunts rather than shocks. If you enjoy fabulist fiction writers (such as James P.Blaylock) and eerie horror novels(Mr.X by Straub for example) Riders In The Sky and the other books in the quartet will be sure to please you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
Famine, Plague, Death, and War are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Their arrival spells the beginning of the end for humanity. All over the planet, millions of people die from a smallpox mutilation. Yet most of the dwindling survivors remain ignorant that the pandemic spread of the bacteria, crop failure, and increasing violence is caused by the start of the Apocalypse. <P>A few exceptions exist amidst the mass blindness. These few individuals continue to battle Famine, Plague, Death, and War. Casey Chisholm has barely survived a fight with one of the horsemen. Afraid, he hides rather than using his powers to confront the enemy. However, War leads his peers on a deadly march through mankind that forces Casey to take charge of the counterattacking soldiers that will determine the future fate of earth. <P>Following the stupendous SYMPHONY, the incredible IN THE MOOD, and the choice CHARITY, the rousing RIDERS IN THE SKY ends the enthralling ¿Millennium Quartet War¿ series. Taken separately, each chilling novel stands alone. However, comprising a set, the terrorizing tales make for an unbelievable collection that is the definitive Apocalypse/Millennium novel of the era. The renowned supernatural writer Charles Grant has written a classic series that paints a plausible but stormy future that shiningly stands tall with the best of King. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.