Review: Quicksilver Twilight By Stan Nicholls


OH WELL! TWO OUT OF THREE AIN’T SO BAD.

Regrettably, the Quicksilver Trilogy falls at the final hurdle, with this disappointingly anti-climactic third book.

 

Book CoverQuicksilver Twilight
(Quicksilver Trilogy, Book 3)

Stan Nicholls

Genre: High Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Format: Paperback, 448 Pages
Date: 4th June 2007 (First Published 2006)

ISBN-10: 0007141548
ISBN-13: 978-0007141548

 
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Quicksilver Twilight is the concluding part of Stan Nicholls’ Quicksilver Trilogy, and I must confess that I approached it with a certain amount of trepidation. For one thing, there are numerous examples of trilogies which had very good first and second books, only to be tarnished by a poor third. But what really concerned me was that, to my mind at least, the way book two ended severely limited what could unfold in this one. I wish that I could say that my concerns were unwarranted, but sadly Quicksilver Twilight is not the ending that this trilogy so richly deserved.

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Review: Quicksilver Zenith By Stan Nicholls


IMBUED WITH THE MORE MAGIC AND EVEN MORE MYSTERY.

Stan Nicholls keeps the weak second instalment syndrome at bay with this engaging follow up to Quicksilver Rising.

 

Book CoverQuicksilver Zenith
(Quicksilver Trilogy, Book 2)

Stan Nicholls

Genre: High Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Format: Paperback, 336 Pages
Date: 7th March 2005 (First Published 2004)

ISBN-10: 0007141521
ISBN-13: 978-0007141524

 
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Quicksilver Zenith is the second part of Stan Nicholls’ underrated Quicksilver Trilogy, and readers who enjoyed the first book should be pleased to discover that book two delivers more of the same, in terms of great characterisation and action-packed narrative. It even sheds just a little more light on some of the mysteries first touched upon in Quicksilver Rising.

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Review: Quicksilver Rising By Stan Nicholls


A TRULY UNEXPECTED AND PLEASANT SURPRISE AWAITS.

Discover the hidden gem that is, Quicksilver Rising, the underrated first book of an unappreciated trilogy.

 

Book CoverQuicksilver Rising
(Quicksilver Trilogy, Book 1)

Stan Nicholls

Genre: High Fantasy
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Format: Paperback, 410 Pages
Date: 5th April 2004 (First Published 2003)

ISBN-10: 0007141505
ISBN-13: 978-0007141500

 
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After reading a book as good as Quicksilver Rising, one cannot help but wonder why it has failed to garner much in terms of popularity and acclaim over the years. It could be argued that High Fantasy is such a saturated genre that it is difficult for any novel to stand out. A better explanation in this instance, is the fact that the plot of Quicksilver Rising cannot be sufficiently summed up by a brief tag-line or back cover blurb.

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