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.)