|Submitted by Michael the Miller |
(Apr 04, 2003)
The Dark Glory War was handed to me by a friend who suggested I read it. I read it and my friend was right, it is good. The battles and lead up to the battles were good, the action was well written and most of the characters were believable. The ending of the book though, the last chapter, seemed a bit rushed though, like the author realized he had to close things quickly. It's already a rather lengthy book, minimized by the size of the print. The enemy, Chrytine, was a good villain, evil yet not overtly so. I thought the gibberkin use was a bit much, too much slaying nameless enemies. The magical sword, Temmer, was a good spin on things, though each battle seemed to rely too much on it. When the heroes fell, and turned to the evil side, that was a surprise plot twist that was welcome. Most of the book was predictable. Only two plot twists got me: the heroes falling and the ending. Only one of the plot twists I enjoyed. Tarrant losing his mask was... rushed. I did read the last page as I started the book, and that kept me reading it. I kept wondering as I read, what events happen that lead him to lose his mask? So that was a good thing, but only because I read the last page first. The answer to the question was somewhat contrived. All in all, a good book with plenty of gory battles.