|Submitted by Kristen M. H. |
(Jan 19, 2003)
I've come across many--MANY--fantasty/sci-fi authors in my time, but to me there are only an elite few who truly make books worth reading. J. V. Jones is one of those; she amazes me with her gritty realism, and her superb detail. However, she does not swamp you with words about a sunset, but rather she amazes you with the beauty of it. Her Book of Words trilogy was a kind of warm-up, well written and entertaining. Now, with the Sword of Shadows, she has really coming into greatness. I absolutely adored a Cavern of Black Ice, reading it a countless number of times, marvelling at the the cold frozen landscapes and the even colder, gritty characters. A Foretress of Grey Ice did NOT let me down. Newer point of views were introduced, adding to the labyrinth of plots and intrigue. This book held just as much as Cvern, but with more edge. I do recommend, however, to get the full effect of this book and a Cavern of Black Ice, that you read the Book of Words trilogy first. I sincerely doubt that you will regret any of it.