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Just Reviewed Sprunk’s “Shadow’s Master” at SBR

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Folks, if you want a dark sword and sorcery epic, you should seriously consider reading Jon Sprunk’s SHADOW’S MASTER, the third and final book in his “Shadow Saga.”  I called it an “intelligent, violent” sword and sorcery epic, and complimented Sprunk on his characterization and plot construction — of course, me being me, I also had to point out the flaws that I really didn’t understand (such as the two female characters, who are in a “love triangle” of sorts with Caim, refusing to tell Caim the important information he would need if he really were to settle down with either one of them).

That said, this is a good story, well-told.  I enjoyed it even though dark fantasy, much less dark sword and sorcery, isn’t exactly my cup of tea; this is why I think men will find far more appealing than I did.  (To turn a phrase, I said, “. . . the younger, the better,” but that’s mostly because younger men seem more attracted to violent TV shows and movies than most women.  Not trying to be sexist, honest.)  There’s much to admire about Sprunk’s writing, so even if you’re like me and would rather read something a bit less violent, you should enjoy SHADOW’S MASTER.

Please go here to read my review, then go find Sprunk’s book and read it for yourself.  You’ll be glad you did.

Written by Barb Caffrey

April 12, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Posted in Book reviews