Friday, 7 January 2011

Pax Britannia: Dark Side at Graeme's Fantasy Book Review

You may have read this fantastic review of Pax Britannia: Blood Royal by Graeme Flory on my blog recently.

Well, having enjoyed Blood Royal so much (I still can't get over the fact that Graeme awarded it 9.5 out of 10!) he didn't delay in picking up a copy of Dark Side. As you'll see from this review, he didn't enjoy it as much - but 8.5 out of 10 is still a very respectable score, if you ask me.

I particularly liked this part:

Green attacks the plot with his usual zest and vigour, giving us a story that rockets along with a mix of heady spectacle (I’m thinking of the giant robots here, loved that bit) and murderous intrigue. Mysteries abound and Quicksilver has to solve them all; the plot moves far too quickly for the reader to have any choice left but to come along for the ride and what a ride it is. There is plenty going on but Green has no trouble keeping everything in the air and ticking along nicely. And what a cliff-hanger ending!

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