Aphelion Review # 46 --The Guilded Serpent--

The Guilded Serpent

Volume One of "The White City Dimmed"

A Review of Helen Quinn's new novel

Review by Dan L. Hollifield

Type of music/work:

Fantasy Novel

ISBN: 141201190-6
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Price: $17.95

Helen Quinn

Trafford.com Where you can order the novel.

General impressions of the novel:

A classic Fantasy novel with an edge.


A real page-turner, and very thought provoking besides. I didn't want to put this one down. Every scene played out before me like a movie. This was a very good book. The characters were well developed and three dimentional, very vivid. I got into them right off. The setting was also very well developed. The plots and counter-plots of court intrigue added to the character-driven story elements and the set dressing to make a very enjoyable read. The dialogue seemed natural and there were no glaring accents to slow the reader down. The background elements of the different cities were blended into the narrative quite smothly. Everything was quite well done. All-in-all, and excellent read. I enjoyed this book, and I look forward to Volume Two coming out. I want more of the story!

Background info:

I quote here from the Bio on the website:

Review Copyright 2004 by Dan L. Hollifield

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