"A wonderful story of redemption and betrayal that leaves the reader wanting more"
A 'Chosen' with the Dagger-Star birthmark is now on the throne.
The celebration is over and boons are to be given. Now we
to restoring and reuniting the land and its people. First you
round up all the "bad guys" and punish them.
But who is truly evil and who gets to judge them? Beyond the
judgments, the bishop disciplines Lady High Priestess Evelyn for
becoming involved with politics . . . but whose side is he
on? Nevertheless, the Chosen has granted Evelyn a boon; what
Known as the Scourge of Palins, Lord Marshall of the Black
Orrin Blackhart served Lady High Baroness Elanore of the Black
Hills for the sake of his people, even knowing he was doing
He knows he will have to pay for what he has done, but by saving
Lady High Priestess Evelyn he hopes that he could save his
The gods provide a way out; a boon to be had but was Blackhart
strong enough to earn it?
A follow-up book is often merely a bridge to the end story in a
trilogy, but NOT in The Land of Palins; WHITE STAR is more;
it is a
wonderful story of redemption and betrayal. Starting with. . .
What do you do after you "win" the war? Clean-up isn't always
pretty or neat, some times the aftermath can be a b***h! (Or in
this case, an entire novel.)
So Ms Vaughan (and Berkley Publishing), please heed this
recommendation - there must be a third and maybe several more
books, as we MUST learn more of the fates of those characters we
have come to love in this series.
Reviewed by Michele Patrykus
Posted March 10, 2009