Sunday, 5 April 2009
The Blurb -

Return to Lawson’s world of Witch Ember with a new tale of darkness, intrigue, and violence. A tale of Sorrow.

A new killer stalks the palaces of the EroBernd Empire, striking down prominent members of the gentry and clergy, seemingly at will. No amount of security is an impediment, no number of bodyguards a deterrent. This killer enters unseen and departs untouched, leaving behind scenes of butchery and blood. Duke Valven of EroBernd decides to send his chief assassin, Count Hashii, to the boutique province of Vestiga to resolve the matter before it can cause any further embarrassment. Locals have already contrived a name for this assassin, based on descriptions from victims who lived long enough to tell the tale: a wraith of shadow–a countenance of immeasurable remorse–and eyes that wept black tears.

It is a contest of assassins. One discreet and renowned, an artist tempered by years of service–the other a savage neophyte, ephemeral and unstoppable–both ruthless and deadly. Can the infamous Lord Ash stop the bloodshed and discover the identity of the assassin known as Sorrow?

My Review -

After Witch Ember and The Raven comes Sorrow with its amazing cover. Set in the same land as the previous books the only difference to this story is its size. Over 200 pages of magical darkness awaits any readers of this new installment and even though it is smaller it still packs a punch.

The tale takes place in the land that John Lawson has created and has really brought to life in each of his books. With such detail and linguistic depth you really begin to feel like you are in another world. Fantasy is the main genre here but mystery is woven into this well written story.

Another lovely addition to the Witch Ember Tales and hopefully not the last.

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posted by Unknown at Sunday, April 05, 2009 |


At 6 April 2009 at 10:43, Anonymous Anonymous

Wow, that's a creepy cover.


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