‘Darien’ is my first book by author Conn Iggulden. My brother is a huge fan and has every book he has written, so in the face of such enthusiasm I felt I ought to give his books a go. I wasn’t disappointed! I often find complicated plots that jump between time and place difficult to follow due to processing issues; the plot was by no means over-simplified, but it showed logical sequence and development which was important for good reader engagement in such an action-packed novel. Full of magic, royalty, romance and war, ‘Darien’ follows the six central characters in their travels to a central point within the city of Darien where a battle will commence of cinematic proportions to bring down the throne and establish a new leader! Loved it and will await the sequel impatiently!
4 out of 5 stars.