|Submitted by jess hall |
(Jun 27, 2005)
I've been reading fiction, science fiction and fantasy for as long as I can remember. After all I've read, the characters I've grown to love, the stories I can't get enough of, the vast and richly detailed worlds I've seen in my dreams, the first book of the Dark Crusade series has blown them all away.
Burt draws you in with a mixture of gothic fantasy, mythology, and high tech weapons and armor. He details a dark and gritty universe where the forces of dark and light have been clashing for thousands of years, and the one great device lost at the beginning which can return all of the fallen warriors to life.
This first book is the story of the rediscovery of that device and the Empire's struggle to liberate it from the clutches of the planet's inhabitants. Some of the descriptions of these battles and what they do to their prey actually gave me chills!
I don't want to give out any spoilers, but suffice it to say that you will not be disappointed if you pick up this book! I got one of the first copies off the press and I've already read it so many times it looks twenty years old, and can't wait for the next in the series!
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston