Epic Fantasy novel, Shadow’s Lure review

17 Aug

Shadow's Lure (Shadow Saga, #2)Shadow’s Lure by Jon Sprunk
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Death, despair, political intrigue, sword and sorcery, plots intertwined within plots. Sinister characters who will stop at nothing to accomplish their goals, those who believe in the greater good and suffer for it, clans on the edge of eradication unless they succumb to the will of evil. In the middle again is our man Caim, now in the North, seeking out his past and his future, drawn by the very darkness and shadows that are his birthright. Kit, in love and torn away from her beloved Caim and caught in her own perils. Josey, struggling to become what she feels it takes to be a good ruler as the remnants of the Church and the True Faith pit the people themselves and a dark, near unstoppable assassin against her.

The above is a small portion of what Shadow’s Lure brings to the table. Weaved in a dark, gritty tale of intense action scenes, intrigue, deception, and men and women calling into account the things that drive us: love, survival and defending what we believe, the book quickly becomes one that you don’t want to put down.

Whether you side with evil, good, or the grey, it’s there for you in gobs and gobs of excellently written prose. In Shadow’s Son, I thought Jon Sprunk outdid himself with his ability to weave action and description together. Well, this is even better. Last time, I was so caught up in the action, I didn’t harp on the plot and characters. Well this book pulls me in so many different directions, I cannot begin to say which part of it is better.

What I can tell you is if you haven’t read this series, go get it. Dive into the world. Feel Caim and Josey’s pain and loss, relish in their victory and cringe in their despair. You won’t regret it. I didn’t and look forward to Book 3 of Shadow Saga.

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Posted by on August 17, 2011 in Authors, Reviews


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