Knight's Shadow (Greatcoats #2)

Write on: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 by  in Peter's Reviews Be the first to comment! Read 938

Read from April 10 to 17, 2016

Knight's Shadow is the undisputed high point of the series so far. De Castell removed the obnoxious, fairy-tale elements from the first book (Magical horse, wicked step mother, princess-for-rescue), and staved off the protagonists from the safe zone (Spoiler: Well, not entirely, but the whole "I cut my own hand" stuff was cool and totally unexpected).

 The plot twists were again amazing, with some of them being pleasantly shocking, and others oh-not-so-much. The protagonists are even further developed, providing a personal feeling to the story, and putting yourself in it, like you are a Greatcoat yourself, the 4th member of the company. 

“He’d told me the world could be the most lovely place you could imagine, so long as your imagination was fueled by love.” 

On the negative part, i found a rather disturbingly lack of direction in the story (although there was a ultimate goal). I felt like reading some (seemingly random) short stories, that eventually (and miraculously) connected to each other. The general plot arc wasn't that interesting anyway. It was like watching an episodic tv series. You enjoy it, but don't really care about the ending. 

All in all, Knight's Shadow is the best installment on the Greatcoats so far, and i totally recommend to every light-fantasy reader out there.

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