A fun read - if you happen to like Torg... The narrative has its inconsistencies (as formerly smart major characters are depicted as utter cretins - but hey ! it's the Gaunt Man's point of view !) As far as Torg novels go, this one is probably one of the worst - and Torg Novels are not very good literature. Yet, it's got a solid game interest for Torg gamemasters. Besides, it depicts the early start of a villain we all love to hate. Information you'll find nowhere else.
Besides, come on, it's Torg, it's fun !<br><br>
<b>LIKED</b>: Honestly it gave me tons of new ideas and directions for my own Torg campaign. If you want to extrapolate on the nature of Darkness Devices, it's as good a start as any. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only book that depicts the relationship between a High Lord and its Darkness Device.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: As I stated, the story has its inconsistencies : Uthorion is depicted as a complete fool, and honestly the scheming talents of Ayroa and the Gaunt Man are so poor that it would make Dr. Mobius laugh. Besides, all of a sudden, Kantovia is not Kurst's cosm name anymore but a name the Gaunt Man chose... Why is that ? Makes no sense, has little plot interest, is slightly overdone... Besides it contradicts the say Kurst was pictured in the initial trilogy... A fault in continuity ! (How much of a comics book fan am I ?)So nothing that bothered me this much...<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>