Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 39.
- Review Date: 2009-07-06
- Reviewer: Staff
In this weighty third installment of the Twilight Reign series (after 2009’s The Twilight Herald), the gods, shocked by their defeat in battle against humankind, have decided to fight back by turning select humans into Mortal-Aspects, demigods who can act as their agents. Lord Isak of the Farlan foiled the advances of the shadow-god Azaer at the battle of Scree, but it was only a temporary fix, and the price paid by Isak and his followers was much too steep. Now, needing to mobilize an army against Azaer and the Menin people, Isak must whip his people into a religious frenzy. Though Lloyd’s prose is as strong as ever, this volume is more of a stepping stone than a solid story in its own right. (Sept.)