Oh boy! A new review for Sword’s Edge!
What a blast!
Sword’s Edge is a science fiction tale that reads like a fantasy, full of interesting characters, humor, surprises, and all the good guys and villains your could want, with journeys and battles and discoveries and the promise of more to come. I look forward to reading the further adventures of Tam and her rowdy Ranger relatives.
And, wow, are there a lot of them! To be honest, I lost track sometimes, but because King has constructed their names in such a way that readers know, “Oh, yeah, he must be one of the Ranger clan” or “He’s one of the lords,” she never loses us. As long as I can trust the author to know what’s going on and who’s who, I don’t need to remember every last detail about every character. I can just relax and go along for the ride.
And what a fun ride it is! My favorite characters are Haladhon and Marcalan. They’re the clan clowns, but don’t be mistaken by their smiles — these guys are deadly, too.
Recommended reading for anyone who loves science fiction, fantasy, or a dang good yarn.