Dangerous Waters by Juliet E. Mckenna — book review

Dangerous Waters by Juliet E. Mckenna. Solaris ‘7.99

Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins

The land is rife with civil war. Archmage Planir watches from afar adhering to the ancient rule that forbids magic in war, but rumours of rogue wizards spread, and innocent lives are in danger. Corrain and Hosh, hardened soldiers captured in the line of duty, are enslaved upon a foreign vessel. Desperate for escape they await the perfect moment to make a bid for freedom, but their actions have a price.

Lady Zurenne, betrayed by those closest to her and unable to claim rights over her own household in the male-dominated society of Halferan, must place her trust in others if she has any hope of preserving her life and the safety of her daughters. An unwitting victim of circumstance, the promise of aid comes from a soldier with a sullied reputation, and a wizard, Jilseth, the powerful Archmage’s necromancer. But are either trustworthy or do they have their own ambitions too close to heart?

Dangerous Waters takes place in a now familiar world with some already known characters tangling with exciting new ones. Wizardry, war, intrigue and countless personal struggles, play out in a classic fantasy narrative that gallops along and leaves us wanting more. McKenna’s writing gains strength with each series and this is definitely my favourite book so far — recommended for fans and newcomers alike.

Dangerous Waters by Juliet E. Mckenna. Solaris ‘7.99

Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins

The land is rife with civil war. Archmage Planir watches from afar adhering to the ancient rule that forbids magic in war, but rumours of rogue wizards spread, and innocent lives are in danger. Corrain and Hosh, hardened soldiers captured in the line of duty, are enslaved upon a foreign vessel. Desperate for escape they await the perfect moment to make a bid for freedom, but their actions have a price.

Lady Zurenne, betrayed by those closest to her and unable to claim rights over her own household in the male-dominated society of Halferan, must place her trust in others if she has any hope of preserving her life and the safety of her daughters. An unwitting victim of circumstance, the promise of aid comes from a soldier with a sullied reputation, and a wizard, Jilseth, the powerful Archmage’s necromancer. But are either trustworthy or do they have their own ambitions too close to heart?

Dangerous Waters takes place in a now familiar world with some already known characters tangling with exciting new ones. Wizardry, war, intrigue and countless personal struggles, play out in a classic fantasy narrative that gallops along and leaves us wanting more. McKenna’s writing gains strength with each series and this is definitely my favourite book so far — recommended for fans and newcomers alike.