on September 2, 2009
Action, adventure, swords and pistols. Land wars, sea wars. Love, palace intrigue and the pursuit of the legendary firefish . . . and holiness and sanctification too. Wow! Polivka has somehow succeeded with a masterful yarn about pirates, master swordsman, common deck hands and priests and pub owners. And has woven an epic tale that will capture and transport you into a different, yet familiar world. The characters are real and complex. They wrestle with real and deep issues and we come to learn, relate and sympathize with them. It really doesn't get much better than this.