The concluding novel to Lumley's Dreamlands series. Hero and Eldin are now in the service of the King and are 'official' heroes in the Dreamlands. After the action packed Mad Moon of Dreams, this one falls a little short I thought. Still an okay read.
So far my gist of this series it that it's mass market pulp fiction. Although I thought all the Crow stories were great, the Dreamlands stories just can't seem to keep my interest. They seem too predictable. Perhaps I need a break from Lumley for a bit, but as I finish each one of these novels in the series, I know at least partially what happens to our heroes in the future (see Brian Lumley's Mytho's Omnibus Volume Two, Hero and Eldin are mentioned in one of the stories. I just wish the book would have given a tip to read these books BEFORE reading the last two novels in Mythos Volume Two.)
But that aside even reading them earlier before the last two Crow novels wouldn't save these books from being typical bus station novels. These are the kind of books you pickup last minute at the bookstore at the bus station to read on a long trip. No thought involved. Very easy reads, what can I compare it to? Perhaps watching the show Hercules Legendary Journeys? While the show is entertaining and action packed. I am not a fan of reading that kind of book.
If you want to read everything Lumley, then read this. If you want to read Lumley's Crow-type novels, read this series. If you are a fan of action fantasy novels, or Hercules, by all means pick these books up. But I don't recommend it....Continua