Top positive review
Fantastic, far better than first
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2011
I've been playing RuneScape for over 6 years and I'm a big fan of quests and storyline. I got and read the first book as soon as it came out, so when I heard the second book was out I got it as soon as I could. I just finished reading it today, and it has to be one of the better books I have read.
While it may not be a classic to remember, it is still a great book. There were very few flaws that I noticed with the plot or writing. One thing I was very impressed with was how the description of areas was. I played the game and been to these areas, yet while reading the book I pictured it looking different (and better). Yet, it still felt like it kept true to the game, just more of what it would be in a more realistic world (and maybe what it will look like after game updates area!).
The plot was good and gave a good bit of back-story not in the game. I know a lot of the game's back-story already, but the book went into more detail of a lot of the games elements. For example, Canfis is actaully as bad a place to live as Burgh de rott, which I never noticed from anything in the game.
While I didn't quite remember all the parts of the first book (been a while!), the story did remind you enough of the previous events without it seeming too much like recaps. Also, I believe the character's viewpoints and dialog has improved in the second book as well.
So overall, it is a great book and just as good as any other great book I read. It has some noticeable improvement since the first book and still stays true to the game. Also, the ending is good (not the best) and it reveals most of the answers you wanted to know during the course of the book (which makes you await the next part even more!). Even if you never played the game and/or never read the first book, I would still recommend this book.