I absolutely love this book. In my opinion, it is the best of the three Obsidian Mountain trilogies. A lot of people seem to be complaining about the elvish names, which seems a bit silly to me. Is no worse than any book set in a foreign setting, and would be just as difficult for English readers if the names were Arabic or Japanese. The names are beautiful, and easy to read one you get into the story. To be honest, a lot of Mercedes Lackey's books on her own read like young adult novels. This one is written for adults, and is epic in scope. I don't know it that's due to the story they are trying to tell, or if it's Mr. Mallory's influence, but it is excellent. In my opinion, this is the best novel with Ms. Lackey's name attached.
The story itself is fantastic. You can see hints of the elves of Kellen's time in the culture, and knowing the bare bones of Viellesar's story doesn't diminish the telling of it.
- Hardcover: 605 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (13 November 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765324385
- ISBN-13: 978-0765324382
- Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 4.6 x 24.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 816 g
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