From the first page to the last the suspense is unremitting in this excellent fantasy novel. The third in the series of four novels, Scimitar's Heir never drags or disappoints as middle books in a series can sometimes do. It is a real page-turner, with well-developed characters that the reader cares about and follows with great interest. Chris Jackson places his characters in constant danger, and the reader suffers with them as they face that danger and, sometimes, death. The many twists and turns of the plot surprise and shock but never disappoint. I strongly recommend this book and the two preceding volumes in the series to fantasy readers looking for an exciting and original story.