I returned from Dragon*Con yesterday, after having a great visit with Janny, and realized I had not published my review of her excellent stand-alone fantasy novel To Ride Hell’s Chasm, which I read nearly two years ago (and the story and characters are still vividly engraved on my mind). I highly recommend this novel.
5 out of 5 stars
Read in October 2009
I finished this two hours ago (on 10/18/2009) and my emotions still wring me with spasms. The breakneck ride to the end felt like the crest of a tsunami or a primal volcanic eruption. I absolutely could not tear my eyes away from the page, nor turn them fast enough to keep up as the story unfolded.
For the first half of the novel, I struggled a bit to connect with the characters, but Mykkael and Anja’s crucible experience came into visceral focus, never letting go their grip on my heart until the last song was sung.
I must force myself to keep this brief, because anything I discern or divulge will spoil the ride of your life down Hell’s Chasm.
I highly recommend this outstanding stand-alone fantasy novel by Janny Wurts.
Beyond Reality October 2009 Fantasy Selection (click here to peruse the discussion thread and feel free to post questions or comments).