My review of book 1, Priestess of the White, can be found here
The Last of the Wilds held me enchanted throughout the entire book and easily beat the first book in the series. The world and main characters are now already built and defined and book two can and does focus on developing them further.
I love Canavan's ability to have so many point of views - I never felt even slightly annoyed when one chapter ended and it was time to see what somebody else was up to - every single character was just so interesting this time around. We are introduced to a few more characters and they along with the existing main characters are much more fleshed out and every single story line was just so interesting and... readable. The Gods are even more present in this book, and feel more human? Maybe that's just what happens when characters interact directly with deities who aren't omnipotent-present-etcetera.
I love how detailed and rich the world, the story is set in, is. It's quite remarkable and along with the very intricate story lines that mostly keeps me unable to guess what's happening next, it's really a joy to read this book. I'm really looking forward to reading the third and final book in the series, Voice of the Gods to see how it all turns out and how Canavan sorts out all the twists and turns.
|614 pages / published in 2006
Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2012