"As the fantasy expands, so does the author’s finesse. Again, the atmosphere surrounding Holmes’ saga is mesmerizing, enhancing the credibility of this fantasy tale. And that quality – related in eloquent and imaginative prose – suffuses every aspect of this installment. Holmes’s central heroine Alea grows in stature here, and she is accompanied by the cast of characters who have become credible even in their fantasy-imposed origins.
Following this fantasy experience is addictive and thoroughly satisfying. Volume 4 awaits. Very highly recommended ...read more"