Pirates of the Relentless Desert: The Clouded World Series: Bk. 2 (Gollancz)
by Jay Amory
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575080324
Date: 16 August 2007 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
I reviewed Jay Amory's highly enjoyable YA novel The Fledging of Az Gabrielson just over a year ago and enjoyed it thoroughly. Now Amory follows up with a sequel entitled Pirates of the Relentless Desert and my regular reader will know I'm a real sucker for a pirate story! I am looking forward to this one very much indeed.
"What makes the novel so compulsively readable, quite apart from Amory's skill in narrating a story full of incident at breakneck pace, is that the reader comes to care about the varied cast. In lesser hands the characters might have become ciphers, but Amory imbues even the minor players with life and individuality. It's also thrilling, with a magnificently described aerial dog-fight finale and a denouement crammed with cliff-hangers." -- Eric Brown in The Guardian.