The White Road
Dissolute nobles, master spies, and the unlikeliest of heroes, Alec and Seregil have survived exile, treachery, and black magic. But the road that lies ahead is the most hazardous they’ve ever traveled. For with enemies on all sides, they must walk a narrow path between good and evil where one... show more
Dissolute nobles, master spies, and the unlikeliest of heroes, Alec and Seregil have survived exile, treachery, and black magic. But the road that lies ahead is the most hazardous they’ve ever traveled. For with enemies on all sides, they must walk a narrow path between good and evil where one misstep might be their last. Having escaped death and slavery in Plenimar, Alec and Seregil want nothing more than to go back to their nightrunning life in Rhíminee. Instead they find themselves saddled with Sebrahn, a strange, alchemically created creature—the prophesied “child of no woman.” Its moon-white skin and frightening powers make Sebrahn a danger to all whom Alec and Seregil come into contact with, leaving them no choice but to learn more about Sebrahn’s true nature. With the help of trusted friends and Seregil’s clan, the duo set out to discover the truth about this living homunculus—a journey that can lead only to danger or death. For Seregil’s old nemesis Ulan í Sathil of Virèsse and Alec’s own long-lost kin are after them, intent on possessing both Alec and Sebrahn. On the run and hunted, Alec and his comrades must fight against time to accomplish their most personal mission ever.
Publish date: May 25th 2010
Pages no: 385
Edition language: English
Series: Nightrunner (#5)
Started this immediately after book 4, and will likely barge on ahead to book 6 after I finish typing. I think I'm just going to from now on ignore the lackluster reviews from old disappointed fans of the Nightrunners series. I just don't feel the same way. Yes, these new books have a different feel...
I don't care if other "true fans" were bitching about Sebrahn and how he squicked them out and how annoying these past couple of books have been because the characters are too reactive. This is that amazing part where character development happens. It is fantasy, you know, and not thriller, so it's ...
While I didn't like this book nearly as much as the others, there were some good points, and I did enjoy the ending quite a bit. Still, I'm not sorry to see this particular storyline end, I have to say.
Among the things I liked about this book were the return of some characters of previous installments, and the addition of some interesting ones. What I didn't like -and the reason I'm not giving it five stars- is that everything that happened was way too convenient to be believable. No political iss...
Perhaps after reading the much darker fourth volume of the series, "White Road" was less interesting. [spoiler ahead]The only mystery and suspense was determining where the attack would come from and when, as the main enemies were pointed out in short order from the start of the book, not to mention...