Well written, tightly plotted and filled with action and excitement. The characters are strongly delineated and each player has his own ‘voice’. The action has a gritty honesty; whether that action is physical, emotional or political.
Honestly? It kept me turning the pages but I probably won’t reread it. I’m not a big fan of political intrigues and I found the shift [especially in Adrastes] from warrior to politician appropriate but not enjoyable. But that’s me. The bestseller lists are peppered with political thrillers so I’m obviously in the minority.
This may be considered a bit of spoiler so be warned:
The book has essentially a cliff hanger ending. Truths are unclear, loyalties are in flux, and the future balances on the edge of a knife. Needless to say there’s another book coming…
Memory of Scorpions series
#2 Lying with Scorpions
#3 A Taste for Poison [author’s website shows a release date in fall of 2014]