Fans of Katharine Kerr will not likely be disappointed by "Time of Justice". Those who have come to appreciate her gritty and visceral interpretation of an alternate medieval world will not be left lacking. Rhodry's noble yet flawed heroism, the frequent flashbacks, and sorcery of a very ancient kind are all present throughout the novel. As an installment in the ongoing, complex series, it is indispensable. However, this book lacks the strength to stand on its own as so many of Kerr's previous (and later) works have been able to. One feels that Kerr was writing for the deadlines rather than for herself, and this give the narrative a hurried, superficial feel. While a fan should in no way be discouraged from reading this book, new readers are apt to be confused and put off by a style which depends greatly upon its intricate twists and meanderings. Therefore, this should be looked upon as a step towards a conclusion rather than a representative of the whole.