Friday, January 2, 2015

Book Review: Lost is the Night - Khale the Wanderer Book 2

Khale the Wanderer: lost in the wilderness, scarred by Milanda's fate. 
Lord Barneth: the butcher of Colm hosts a feast in Khale's honour - but to what end? 
Cacea Selwen: a mysterious servant-girl whose fortune becomes bound to Khale. 
The Thoughtless Dark: a figure emerges from its shadows to decide if, this night, the Wanderer shall die. 

What others have said:
"Greg James has a wonderfully vivid and creative imagination which sets him apart from other writers in the Fantasy genre." - Cheryl Bradshaw, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Sloane Monroe Series 

"James' writing is flawless and strong. There were many moments when I forgot anything existed but the world he had built." - Heather Marie Adkins, Author of Abigail, The Temple & The House 

"This is dark fantasy of the highest calibre." - Adrian Chamberlin, Author of The Caretakers

Greg James delivers an unforgettable saga in this second installment of Khale the Wanderer books. 

James reintroduces previous characters into this story as well as new ones. He also introduces new and nightmare inducing foes that will make you scream for dear life. Each character introduced is profound and I found myself fighting alongside with them, wanting them to live to see another day, as bleak as those days are. 

In Lost is the Night we find Khale struggling, more than he has in his long existence, for his life. Khale is more vulnerable in this story and we see that side of him. In Under a Colder Sun, Khale was unreachable. Yes, I found him to be interesting with his roguish way but in Lost is the Night, Khale is more human and we see that side of him. We see him literally fighting for his life and fighting for another's life. 

This story takes on a life fighting journey that lasts through an entire night. Never does James skip a beat with everything that is happening. He tells this tale incredibly well and never was I confused as to whose story I was reading.  In the end, you will be left wanting to know more about Khale's fate as he embarks on a new journey in a different and frightening world. 

Do I recommend Lost is the Night? Oh you bet I do. A fantastic grim dark fantasy that will leave you yearning for more. 

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