|Submitted by Kseniya Shabanova |
(Feb 15, 2004)
Honesty, I was prepared to be disappointed in this book. Having read Wraeththu Chronicles, it seemed impossible to top them or even get near to their level again. Even the original series seemed ephemeral, like some writer's good luck that just wouldn't quit for the length of three books. But no, she's just that talented, is Storm Constantine. I seethe in jealousy.
This book, Wraiths, is wonderful. It fits seamlessly into what we already know of the Wraeththu story. It is not some contrived effort to extend a good thing. Instead, Constantine yet again switches her focus to reveal parts of the same great events that fell between the cracks the first time around. And the second. And the third. There are more protagonists in this volume and the author speaks from all their points of view. The ones old fans would recognize are Flick, Ulaume, Pellaz, Mima, Seel, Cobweb and Swift. There are also new and very important people.
I don't want to give anything away. I'll just say that Wraiths is every bit as good as the original series. It flows as effortlessly and is every bit as satisfying to read.