Katherine Kerr

Dragonspell

(Book 4 of the Deverry series)

Apologies, excuses, ages since I read it before getting to this review. Dim recollections:

Good:

-          Pacing, plot rolls you along

-          Nevyn’s victory: well realised picture of a master taking on a nasty but inferior contender

Not so good:

-          Romance. Typically bad fantasy dialogue – unrealistic, claiming depth and profundity, delivering pap. Mistakes seedy for mature.

-          Rhodry must be good – he can beat anyone in a sword fight

-          And so can Jill

-          And so can the mega assassin turned bodyguard

Sorry, that’s about it.

May 2007