This is exactly what the fantasy genre needs. Mature, confident prose from a talented writer...compelling, assured, intelligent - five stars
...indescribably addictive. I can heartily recommend both Shadow and Pattern to fantasy connoisseurs who prefer a little more bite from their fiction .Do try this most excellent of sagas. I really don't think you'll be disappointed.
I turned the last page and read the last paragraph with a sense of genuine regret, knowing that I had reached the end of a quite magnificent tale, an act of literature that really ought to be ranked as one of the most accomplished in this or any other genre.