This is not the best shadowrun book I have ever red it doesn't evan come close. What it is, is a good injoyable read plenty of guns magic and explosions Intresting people and places, with main characters you don't automaticly hate and wish someone would put out of your misery In short everything Shadowrun,those few books published lately, have been missing it got an extra star out of me in hopes of others following Mr Kenson lead A good read which I heartily recomend.
this novel was all right...for a shadowrun book, but other than that it wasn't particulary that good. The writing was very bland. The characters were poorly underdeveloped and the story was slow. The author needs to develop the characters more and put a lot more description in the overall story, The introduction of a new dragon was pretty cool and also the involvement of Lowfry which is a character not written about to often in the shadowrun universe. The books in the shadowrun universe need to be better written. All the books seem to follow a trend of having the same plot outline. I would like to see more effort be put into shadowrun books. This book was not bad though. It was a good read although it was like reading a manual. The author did a descent job of it, just needs to work more on character development and overall plot.
It's been a while since we've been graced with a Shadowrun novel, and this one was pretty good. It centers around Talon (from Crossroads and the Dragon Heart trilogy before that), which of course means more high magic. This one is a standard "shadowrun" type story in that it's actually about a team of runners, hired by a Johnson, going on the mission, et al. Why did I like it? The story was interesting, had some different elements that kept you guessing, the characters were good, and it was set in a different location (Germany), which is new as far as Shadowrun novels go. What didn't I like? I'd like to see some new characters! Talon is an interesting focus, powerful mage, neat magic item, etc., but I'd like to see some variety in the SR universe since FASA hasn't been putting out as many novels lately. Final verdict - if you're a fan of the Shadowrun universe, check it out. A key player in the SR mythos is featured that hasn't been used that much, and besides that it's a good story. I just can't wait until the next one!