Now that he has a universe of his own to look after, Lucifer
Morningstar has plenty of work to go around. He has secured
a ship and a crew to discharge one of his last responsibilities
in this old Creation - freeing the soul of the half-angel
Elaine Belloc from torment in the mapless realm between Heaven
and Hell known as the Mansions of Silence. But while the Naglfar,
a ship made from dead men's fingernails, and her crew fight
their way through the borderlands of eternity, Lucifer is
preparing to finally open the eyes of his angelic brethren
to the mind - and the plans - of their Creator...
of Silence represents
another trip into the dark realms of Lucifer Morningstar.
Lucifer plays more of a background role in this collection,
with the crew of the bizarre Naglfar ship taking centre stage.
is a whole heap of weird stuff going on. But don't think,
if you are new to this series, that you'll be any less clued
in on events as those of us who have been following its progress
since it started. Thankfully though, there is a quick run
down of the main characters at the start of the book - or
at least the main crew of the Naglfar.
did feel that the constant change of artist detracted greatly
from this collection. It would have been so much easier to
swallow if the same illustrator had been onboard for the duration.
This is mainly because of the subplots. At times I wasn't
sure whether we were beginning a whole new story, or whether
the author was just going off on a tangent for a while.
my reservations, this is still twisted, bleak and very entertaining.
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