The Sword of Damascus is a switch for the Aelric series. In this story it starts when Aelric is an old man (90+years old) and he continues throughout the book as an old man. In the previous books, Aelric the old tells of us his life as a young man.
Again excellent characterization and wonderful descriptions of the locations. Richard Blake, the author, really transports his readers to a different time and a different place. I love it.
Aelric seems to find himself in one jam after another and what I liked best – all of the escapes were plausible. To me that is so important. None of this Deus ex Machina stuff.
On to the next book in the series!
Reviewed by Jack on the 17th January 2016
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