Feb 26, 11
Read from February 20 to 27, 2011 — I own a copy, read count: 1
An interesting change from the DemonWar saga -- a battle of humans and politics, not demons and dactyls. I enjoyed this return visit to Corona and seeing the machinations of so many characters come to a head, at last.
It was not without its faults, though. Questions from the end of the previous book ("The Dame") were not satisfactorily resolved; the main character waffled in his world view too much and changed too easily; the epilogue was too akin to two previous DemonWar books; and the copyediting was at times lax, with the word "almost" once being spelled "a1most".
I hope this is not Salvatore's last outing in Corona, as I look forward to returning to this fascinating world he has crafted.