A gritty book with intriguing characters and has a plot which will keep you hooked till the end
A winning combination of A Game of Thrones, sword-and-sorcery RPGs, and vivid description . . . The point of view shifts continually, encompassing bit players and major characters from every angle of the struggle, and Dalglish handles his cast of thousands with aplomb . . . this is a fun read. Dalglish puts familiar pieces together with a freshness and pleasure that are contagious
An excellently paced, character driven fantasy novel
Buy the book and budget for the rest; you'll want to see this story through to the end
Dalglish is well on his way to join the ranks of Peter V. Brett and Brent Weeks as influential authors in a new generation of fantasy
Fans of A Game of Thrones should most definitely take note of this extremely exciting first book in the Shadow Dance series. Bring on book 2!
Fast, furious and fabulous
The prose is solid, the pace wonderful and when the action happens its quick, fast and to the point . . . Back that up with a cracking supporting cast alongside an inventive world and all round I was a very happy reader. Great stuff