Son of Avonar Reviews

a fantasy adventure by Carol Berg

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From reviewers...

“Berg is a master of pacing… Powerful and suspenseful, Son of Avonar will keep you up long past your bedtime.” ( Davis Enterprise, Feb 26, 2004)

"[Son of Avonar] is the sort of book you swallow all in one piece and then sit twitching on hot coals, waiting for the next installment…Very well done - interesting, emotional, well-paced. A great read in itself and an excellent beginning to a promising series." (sffworld, Feb 2004)

“…a strong series debut…Berg brilliantly brings out her characters…” (Fred Cleaver, Denver Post, Feb 22, 2004)

"The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger. On the way to it, Berg exhibits her skill with language, world-building and the intelligent development of the magic that affects and is affected by the characters. The first book of The Bridge of D'Arnath launches a promising new multivolume work that should provide much intelligent entertainment." (Roland Green, Booklist, Feb 2004)

“…a fantasy masterpiece…” (Midwest Book Reviews)

“The slow and steady worldbuilding kept my attention, but my favorite part of the novel was, as usual with Berg, the characterization.” (Victoria McManus,, May 2004)

The tale in Son of Avonar is actually two, braided together...How these two stories eventually come together is a pleasant surprise. [Seri] is an excellent main heroine... (Cindy Speer, sfsite)

"...excellent dark fantasy with a liberal dash of court intrigue. It's a bit too morbid for me to class it as a romance, but without the romantic thread the whole thing would unravel. Read this if you're tired of fantasy so sweet it makes your teeth squeak. Highly recommended." (Elizabeth Barrette, The Broadsheet)

"If you're tired of cotton-candy fantasy full of cute little unicorns and fairies, this is the book for you. There is much in it of mystery and puzzles, with a sprinkle of romance. Highly recommended." (infinity plus)

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