|Submitted by Shehzad Rehman|
(Jul 07, 2000)
Most people haven't heard too much about Michael A. Stackpole, but I was introduced to his wroks through first his Star Wars X-Wing series, and then went on to read his fantasy novels. He excels in running the parallel timeline, showing a character in the present and showing a past story thread which impacted the present. he did it to perfection in "Once a Hero" which i will review soon, and has done it well, though to less spectacular effect in Talion: Revenant.
The character that Stackpole has created in this book is amazing, and the storyline is tightly woven and drags you along swiftly. It's a rather intriguing murder-plotting kind of story, with an inteersting twist at the end. A fair read, and I would rate it 4/5.