Matthew Corbett returns for a fateful trip down the cursed River of Souls and into the heart of darkness, to face horrors and mysteries both real and unreal in this relatively engaging fifth installment of the series.
Sadly, it is also the weakest. The spark that made the series so fresh and exciting has fizzled a bit. The signature heart and enthusiasm that marks the rest of McCammon's work is lacking here.
Still, even a below average McCammon is better than most of the best of the rest.
We will keep our fingers crossed for the next book, because you know we will be reading it as soon as it comes out.