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.
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.