[By Nic Lindh on Tuesday, 19 February 2008]
Lord of the Silent Kingdom is the second installment of Glen Cook’s Instrumentalities of the Night series, following and easily surpassing series opener The Tyranny of the Night.
With Lord of the Silent Kingdom, Cook has dialed in how this world works and established all the needed backstory, leaving him to pack the novel with a fast-moving and Byzantine plot rooted in grim and grimy Realpolitik.
Oh yes, this is dark fantasy, indeed.
Cook makes no concessions for new readers, so don’t even try to enjoy Lord of the Silent Kingdom without first reading The Tyranny of the Night.
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