|Submitted by Henry Andersen |
(Aug 10, 2004)
For those who expected a "traditional" sequel to "Ironhand's Daughter" this book might be a bit of a disappointment. Although the book is rich on details; and well written it is somehow lacking the glory, and phase of the initial book. It will give you deeper insight into a few happenings in the first book; and the the Gateways of time will yield new surprises however; the main plot with the "Ethernal Hawk" and the Aenir invasion is a pale shadow of the gripping drama you could experience in the first book. The book picks up it's phase and has some surprising twists, but fails to hit the excellent mark. Although some of the themes explored in the book are interesting it seems like a rather weak attempt on creating the same grandeur and multi-verse experience as one can find in for instance Michael Moorcock's The Tale of the Eternal Champion Saga. Score 3 out of 5.