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The Keep of Fire (Last Rune)





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Following his powerful debut novel, Beyond the Pale, the first book of the Last Rune series, Mark Anthony returns with The Keep of Fire. The stylish cover, highlighting a most monstrous dragon by artist Steve Youll, promises a superior fantasy. Happily the book delivers, with strong story telling and a sharp sense of danger. Being the second volume, Anthony has less scene-setting to do: A terrible contagion is spreading and Travis Wilder, having returned to Colorado, finds himself the focus of two secret organisations. When Travis's friend is caught in the torment of the Burning Plague, Travis again journeys to Eldh, joining Grace Beckett on a perilous quest for the Stone of Fire, in a race against time to prevent an apocalyptic inferno engulfing this world and the next.

The Keep of Fire is a little shorter than its predecessor, faster moving, equally engrossing and somewhat darker in tone. It is a serious, complex fantasy, beautifully written, thoughtful, imaginative and thrilling. We discover more about the Dominions, from Shadows Deep to the Summer Sea, learn secrets of the ancient past and are left with a book that is satisfying in its own right, yet which offers tantalising suggestions of what may lie ahead.

A decidedly superior fantasy, Mark Anthony maintains the tradition of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and Terry Brooks' Sword of Shannara, while bringing a polished contemporary approach to classic High Fantasy. --Gary S. Dalkin

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