Phil Parker (tigertoy) wrote,
Phil Parker

Book review: House of War

Today's book review is House of War by Judith Tarr.

I finished the last few pages last night, and I figure better to write something quick about it now than to wait until after I get back when I've forgotten it.

This is a direct sequel to Devil's Bargain which I reviewed recently.  It would probably be best to read Devil's Bargain first but I think it would stand on its own fairly well.

I didn't enjoy this one nearly as much.  I suspect that's because I've been reading it at a bad time; I've been so stressed about my trip that any book I read now was going to suffer.  But for whatever reason, I did not get sucked into the story and it did not live for me the way I expect from a Tarr book.  The story made sense, the characters were engaging, it had moments that shone.  But I don't think it was as good as Devil's Bargain or most Tarr books.

7 out of 10.  (I'd probably rate it an 8 if I hadn't read it when I was so distracted.  But it's hard to know these things.)
Tags: book review, fantasy, judith tarr
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