ANNE STEELYARD: THE GARDEN OF EMPTINESS, ACT III: A THOUSAND WATERS
Hambly delivers a satisfying conclusion to her Steelyard series with this final book. Although the story includes several unexpected twists, this entertaining volume lags in a few places. Additionally, the art strays from the character’s original depiction often, which may disappoint some readers. However those looking for an interesting, historical adventure should be sure to check out the Anne Steelyard series.
The world is on the cusp of WWI and English heroine Anne Steelyard has had to set aside her dreams of becoming an archaeologist. Instead, in order to escape an arranged marriage, Anne is now working as a spy for her country. As she faces the Turks, the Germans and the mythical demon Afrjt, she is not sure that she will survive the confrontation. Luckily, she is taken in by Lady Hester’s caravan, but will she get strong quickly enough to save the day — and what other betrayals lay ahead, is there love and can she fulfill her promise to her country? (PENNY-FARTHING, May 2011, 84 pp., $14.95, ISBN: 0984214348)
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