By Steven Brust
I've liked everything I've read by Steven Brust, so the fact that I liked this one as well is no surprise. Just like the rest, Issola was a quick read, full of action and sarcastic wit. Brust has a real knack for characterization--not only have I enjoyed the recurring lead characters throughout the series, but he also brings in new ones with each installment, or expands on smaller characters from previous novels, that also get to me. It's that skill that makes the poignant ending of Issola effective--much in the same way that it did in Teckla and Athyra, two of my favorites in the series. I'm looking forward to the next one.
Started: 7/26/2006 | Finished: 7/29/2006