July 12, 2015

The Warrior Returns by Allan Cole

Title:  The Warrior Returns
Author:  Allan Cole
Pages:  440
Genre:  Fantasy
Publisher:  Del Rey, 1996

Synopsis:  For those who thrill to the adventure and wonder of The Anteros, here is the book where all the secrets from KINGDOMS OF THE NIGHT are finally, dazzlingly, revealed.  For new initiates, this tale stands alone, entry to a world of intrigue, high drama, derring-do . . . and, most of all, magic! — All of Orissa believed that Rali Emilie Antero, legendary warrior and sorceress extraordinaire, was dead, lost at sea during some grand adventure gone wrong. In fact, Rali was not dead, but left entombed in ice to dream for eternity--until a goddess needed her for one last quest . . .

Novari, a beautiful succubus intent on achieving ultimate power, had swept the world by storm.  All the Anteros had been assassinated--save one : a golden, magical child named Emilie.  Novari had succeeded in taking Orissa.  Now she had only to sieze little Emilie, as well.

Review:  Well, Rali is back for a final story.  I was excited to read more about this great character.  Unfortunately, this book did not hold up as well as I had hoped it would.  It was good enough to keep my interest, but not nearly as good as the best of the series, The Warriors Tale.

I'm glad I found this series.  It has many new and interesting ideas in it.  I just wish all the books had been as good as the one truly great one.

Rating:  6 / 10

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